Bridgewater Goes Global

The Art Department is involved in an exciting international art project run by The Thames River Trust.

The project focuses on the importance of rivers across the world. The six Warrington secondary schools taking part have each been partnered with schools in Ethiopia. Bridgewater’s international link school is Abune Gorgorious which is situated in the capital of Ethiopia.

Bridgewater students worked with local artist Kirsty Rae in the summer term 2019 to create casts and individual art pieces based on the return of life in the River Mersey. the large art piece created from the work that pupils made on the day is currently on display at The Pyramid Arts Centre, Warrington and will be until the 15th October. Opening times are 9am-5pm daily and you can see the work alongside the other Warrington schools involved in the project.

Below is the Bridgewater piece. Students studied the story of the return of the Atlantic Salmon to the River Mersey and the rich ecosystem that now exists. They made some plaster casts of flora and fauna found on the banks of the river and then created some mixed media ink drawings of the different species of birds and fish that inhabit the river.

Thanks for the hard work of all pupils involved in this project, coordinated by Mrs Silver.

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