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Y8 Pitt Rivers Trip

On Friday, 3 February, Year 8 went to the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford to see real life examples of patterns and cultural artefacts, to support our art and textiles projects. The Pitt Rivers Museum displays the archaeological and anthropological collections of the University of Oxford, it is believed to house over 500,000 items, which are grouped by type rather than by age or geographic source. We explored the three floors choosing particular items of interest and then drew them or made them out of paper. We learnt about the history of the museum and how they changed the roof from glass to wood as the sunlight was fading and damaging the fabrics. There were old musical  instruments, fascinating masks, tattooing and body art ideas, beadwork, weapons and wooden/stone sculptures from all around the world. We all had a very enjoyable day.

Elizabeth & Rhiannon  Y8

A gallery of photographs taken on the trip can be view here.

Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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