5 May 2023

Ahead of the Coronation day celebrations, Abingdon art students have designed and built their own crowns which were displayed for a special one day exhibition at school. Whilst many of the designs were inspired by King Charles himself, others were influenced by celebrities or the personal heroes of the students. This resulted in the use of a wide variety of exciting material including wire, card and upcycled objects, many of which were then spray painted or embellished further with metallic colours and jewels. Mr Williamson, Head of Art, was particularly impressed by the students’ work and creativity. Well done to everyone who took part and particular congratulations to the overall winners who are:

Kwame Abayateye, 2nd Year: Built a 3 tier crown showing British plates of food which included delicious scones and jam, fish and chips and a traditional English breakfast.

Akram Al-Amodi, 1st Year: Produced a silver diamond encrusted crown. Any wearer of this crown would be protected by 3 spitting snakes.

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