Pupil’s Artistic Flair wins Combe
Martin Music Festival Design
Competition
Year 9 pupils were excited to hear that they had the chance to come up
with a design that could be used on all Combe Martin Music Festival
promotional literature.
GTS pupils Pebbles-Marie White, Polly Sanders and Ryan Crosby designed
the corporate branding logo which will be used for the music festival. This
was done as part of their year 9 graphics project and, going by the judges
reactions they feel it will make a positive impact on festival goers and
hopefully help raise the profile and image of the festival.
Mr Davies, the graphics teacher said, “I wanted to give the year 9 pupils an
actual client and create that client/customer relationship which would
engage the group.” Pupils really worked at this project and it shone
through with their research, their questioning of Mrs Leisa Cohen,
organiser of the festival and their dedication to meeting deadlines.
Throughout this project Mrs Leisa Cohen has visited the pupils to give
them their brief and then returned to look at how things were going
before visiting for the final judging with her panel. Mrs Cohen praised
students on their hard work and what fun it had been working with them
all. “Congratulations to each and every one of you on the work you have
produced. It is absolutely stunning; you and your teachers should be
incredible proud. I thank you for having me in a few weeks ago. We had
an amusing time together but you still took time and patience to listen to
me and gauge what our requirements were, thank you”
After briefing the students as part of their graphics design studies Leisa
praised the work of the winning team saying “I was delighted with the
designs but Pebbles-Marie, Polly and Ryan’s design stood out and we’re
really pleased with it – it is fresh and modern and appeals to all ages which
is what we want our music festival to do – there is a bit of fine tuning to
be added to the logo which the group are going back to do for us”. Take a
look at our gallery on the website to see more design ideas.
Remembrance
Service 2013
School captains Edward Gist, Phoebe
Baker and Max Johnson accompanied by
Mr Daly and Mrs Clayton represented
Great Torrington School at Torrington War
Memorial on Remembrance Sunday on
behalf of the whole school community.
Mr Mark Reed school caretaker and
former serving member of the Royal Air
Force and member of the Royal British
Legion Biker Riders Branch was asked to
lead the parade through Torrington on his
motorbike adorned with poppies and flags
representing RBLR flag.
We will remember them.
The Power of the Poppy
Humanities Ambassadors have been
planting poppy seeds with the hope
that next year we see a sea of red
poppies across the school in readiness
for the 100th anniversary year and
beyond.