insideKENT Magazine Issue 60 - March 2017 - Page 112

EDUCATION IN ASSOCIATION WITH ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE IN RAMSGATE HAS BEEN MAKING THE MOST OF ITS LEARNING PARTNERSHIP WITH MARGATE’S WORLD-CLASS ART GALLERY, TURNER CONTEMPORARY, ENRICHING THE CURRICULUM FOR BOTH JUNIOR AND SENIOR PUPILS. As one of the sponsors of the gallery’s recent exhibition JMW Turner: Adventures in Colour, the school fully embraced the theme with workshops at the gallery and activities in school, culminating in an exclusive evening event at the gallery. St Lawrence College families had the opportunity to view both Junior and Senior School pupils’ artwork and photography alongside a private viewing of the exhibition. Junior School pupils, dressed in their tie-dyed rainbow coloured t-shirts, sang and recited poetry on the theme of ‘colour’. Principal of St Lawrence College, Antony Spencer, said: “The link we have with the Turner Contemporary gallery is very important to us because we believe in the value of art and creativity in education. Young people who are able to express and understand themselves and others through words, music and art are more likely to succeed in the future workplace, where the speed of change in technology will place an even greater requirement upon creativity, imagination and communication.” The school prides itself on its ability to encourage and support each individual pupil to excel, whether it be within the arts, academically, or on the sports field, and provides a rich variety of extra-curricular opportunities for pupils of all ages to experience. Arrange a visit and find out for yourself why more and more parents are choosing St Lawrence College for their child’s education. 01843 572931 112