Exploration of the mind in First Year Extension Programme

As part of their Extension Programme studies, the First Years at St George's College have been getting to grips with what goes on inside their heads and figuring out how they could represent this in a creative spectrum.

After reading Ian McEwan's The Day Dreamer, which comprises seven interlinked stories about a young boy and his daydreams, the students were tasked with creating original representations of their own minds. 

Once they'd come up with their original ideas it was time to get creative, and the students did not disappoint. Just before the end of term the students revealed their work, and with 3D models of brains, an impressive birdcage and even a cardboard washing machine to represent the mind, the students put on a fantastic display.

Not only did they create brilliant models and mindscapes, the students also stood up and presented their creations to the rest of the group, showing real maturity and thought as they discussed why they'd decided to design their mindscapes the way they did. All of the teachers were thoroughly impressed with the students' work and enjoyed listening to their explanations.

1 June 2018

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