Margate 2018

Year 12 & 13 Art and Photography students enjoyed a residential trip to Margate.

Margate was one of the first British seaside resorts and has played host to a number of key figures from the world of Art and Literature. JMW Turner created over 100 paintings looking out at the sea and sky from Margate. He believed the skies of Thanet to be the best in all of Europe. In more recent times Tracey Emin spent her formative years in Margate and has since returned to pay tribute with her neon light work 'I Never Stopped Loving you' on the sea front.

The students were able to take full advantage of the varied sights of Margate; they photographed the old town with its vintage shops and cafes, the seafront amusement arcades and the traditional theme park, Dreamland, the chalk cliffs, rock pools, boats against the harbour arm and the mysterious shell grotto. The students were a credit to the school and excellent travelling companions and Carol, our lovely host at the Nayland Rock Hotel has invited us back again next year.

Mr Rainsford

'From this trip I have gained more insight into different artists as well as primary images to support my art portfolio'. JC

A selection of photos are available in the gallery.