Truro City of Lights

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in News | No Comments

Saltash Community School were delighted to attend the Truro City of Lights Festival this year. Representing South East Cornwall, eight lucky Year 7s were selected to take part in a workshop with artist Jill Hudson. They were chosen by their art teachers in recognition of their fantastic work so far in Art.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘Under the Clock’ which asked artists to consider historical events that have occurred ‘under the clock’ in Truro City Centre. Jill discovered that cattle were once paraded through the City before being sold in the market. The creation of the ‘Bull’ then led to the concept of it running through a china shop (also a nod to Cornwall’s history and links to pottery). The Year 7s designed the broken fragments of pottery which were then printed onto the trailing material behind the Bull. Jill then worked her magic and ensured the final design looked fantastic.

In front of 30 000 people, students paraded the ‘Bull in a china shop’ through the streets and even made Spotlight News!

Mr Oakes, Assistant Headteacher, who accompanied the students, said ‘It was fantastic to be invited to be a part of this magical event. The students were very excited and proud to be parading through the streets with something they helped to create. To be one of only a few Secondary Schools invited, was a brilliant opportunity for our young people and we thank Jill for allowing us to be a part of it.’

The lantern was also paraded at the Saltash Christmas Festival, alongside last year’s creation ‘Grandad’.


Pictures of the workshop in school and the event itself.