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Headteacher: Mr Wayne Randle
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Events at Mullion School

Year 10 GCSE art students visit to porthcothan

As a starting point to GCSE Art Coursework  on an environmental theme, we showed our Y10 students a film called ‘The Wrecking Season’ made by local film maker, artist and writer, Jane Darke, and her late husband, playwright Nick Darke. We then took them to visit her at home, from where she runs Porthcothan Beach School.

Here we experienced and observed much of the film’s location and many of the objects that were featured. Against the backdrop of her lovely old house and sun – filled garden, Jane introduced us to her varied collections of objects that have washed up on the local strand line, brought on the gulf stream from far flung corners of the world, as well as from closer to home.

We were also treated to visiting her studio, where many more collections are stored alongside props and research for further films, as well as many of her paintings and the illustrations for a children’s book that she is currently working on.

After a picnic in the Dunes, students were able to explore the beach, already slightly familiar to them fro the film, and to search the strandline for themselves – collecting various objects which were eventually brought back to school for drawing.

A fascinating day with so many strands of interest – sustainability, conservation, wildlife preservation, ocean geography, geology, local history……