Paston students roam the world...
Paston College students will have the opportunity this year to join trips to China, Iceland, Amsterdam and Morocco, as well as more local UK venues for field study, theatre and film productions, sporting fixtures and exhibitions.
Paston College students will have the opportunity this year to join trips to China, Iceland, Amsterdam and Morocco, as well as more local UK venues for field study, theatre and film productions, sporting fixtures and exhibitions. .
Principal, Peter Mayne says 'This is very important for young people, especially as we live in a fairly isolated part of the country. Widening horizons is great in itself but also part of the process of raising ambition, something which Paston does very successfully.'
Sixteen Art students have just returned from a five day visit to Amsterdam.
'We had a very full programme' says head of visual arts, Matt Phelps 'walking the length and breadth of the wonderful city of Amsterdam, appreciating at fisrt hand the work of major artists like Rembrandt and Van Gogh, and taking in the culture of the city'
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In all they visited 8 museums and galleries including the Van Gogh Museum, Rembrandt's house, the Rijksmuseum - with its collection of paintings by Rembrandt - the FOAM Photography museum, hosting an exhibition of the work of Richard Avedon, and the Anne Frank House.
'We were able to explore the culture of the city and enjoy a level of independence in travelling, got a great deal out of he experience and want to travel more in future.
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A level student Michael Lester, 18 from Bacton, who has a place at Westminister University after taking A levels this year, said: 'I really liked the way we travelled independently around Amsterdam without a tour guide. This gave us the freedom to discover the city at our pace rather than being dragged around things we didn't want to see.'
Matt Shaw who has just been accepted onto the illustration course at Westminster Uni ' It was a good balance between learning more about art and also experiencing the wider cultural aspects that Amsterdam has to offer. It also opened my eyes to photography.'
Sam Curtis. 17 from Roughton, said 'I have taken a lot from this trip and certainly want to explore what other cities have to offer'
Work from Paston students can be seen at The Little Theatre in Sheringham from April 6th to 4th May and will be on display at the annual exhibition of student work at the College in June.
Photo. The group are pictured outside the Nieuwe Kirke in central Amsterdam.