ARTiculation Final at Clare College, Cambridge
Last Friday seven students and two teachers accompanied Articulation finalist Abigail Lane (Year 12 IB student) to the 2016 ARTiculation competition final, held at Clare College, Cambridge.
The competition took place in the afternoon with the ten finalists presenting their impressive 10 minute presentations in two parts, with topics ranging from architecture/buildings to etchings, an analysis of animation and game design to paintings and sculpture. Abi Lane performed a super, confident and engaging presentation on Antony Gormley’s ‘Blind Light’ piece. The passion and expertise of all the candidates was impressive as they held their nerve in front of the audience in the Clare college lecture theatre, and the intellectual ambition was clear in each of the papers, shown in their great creative analysis. At the end of the presentations it was down to the single adjudicator Hannah Rothschild, writer, filmmaker and chair of the Trustees of The National Gallery, to reach a decision. She awarded first prize to the presentation on William Blake’s "I want. I want" by the representative of The Skinner’s School, Kent . Although Abi didn’t win first place, to have gained a place among the top ten finalists nationally, out of over 1000 participants, is an outstanding achievement and we are all very proud of her accomplishment.