On Wednesday evening the legendary Godolphin and Latymer Crufts Dog Show took place in the Bishop Centre. It was a thrilling and incredibly well-attended exhibition of Lower School Art in which each of our 366 Year 7, 8 and 9 students showcased their very own mobile dog sculpture.
This was a multi-sensory experience as students took to the floor to walk their dog in the arena whilst also being interviewed by our compére extraordinaire, Head of Speech and Drama, Ms Lindsay Tricker. It was a unique dog show in which students demonstrated their ability to be ingenious and highly imaginative. A range of specialist approaches and techniques were employed to create almost all of the registered Kennel club breeds and this included constructed slab-built ceramic Springer Spaniels, needle-felted Chihuahua’s and Pomeranians as well as mixed-media wire-haired fox terriers.
This was a truly excellent opportunity for us to celebrate not only our students’ strong technical skills but to provide a project full of fun. Another of our goals was to raise funds for The Mayhew Animal Home which is currently one of the busiest and most effective animal welfare organisations in London.
Very well done indeed to all who took part and a huge thank you to our fantastic judge broadcaster, journalist, author and parent, Alice Beer, who very kindly handed out the beautifully crafted rosettes.