Recently the pupils and staff of the College have adopted 5 principles that best sum up the ethos and values for which Columbans should strive: Kindness, Compassion, Inclusion, Responsibility, Determination (see the Warden’s explanation here). This was a fantastic opportunity for Transition Year to explore Value as a theme, especially in these times of isolation and distant learning. It allowed the pupils to reflect and regain awareness of their own self values. The pupils were led step by step to create a series of visual art exploring the thematic of Value through the process of visual research, contextualized studies, and experimenting with a range of drawings and multimedia techniques to create tone using shading techniques; hatching and cross-hatching.

Many thanks to Ms Byrne for co-ordinating this project.

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