Sixth form student produces winning design for the entrance foyer at Pocklington School’s new Art and Design Technology Centre

Sixth form student Florence Colbeck has produced a winning design for the entrance foyer at Pocklington School’s new Art and Design Technology Centre.

After numerous designs were submitted by pupils of all year groups, Florence’s design was selected from a shortlist of ten by the architect of the new building, Simon Mitchell, and Pocklington School Headmaster, Mark Ronan.

The design was then laser cut into core-ten steel and positioned in the entrance to the new building. Florence’s intricate drawing is a take on the Pocklington School crest with a nod to both art and design in the written expression ‘inspiring creative minds’. Her drawing showed great accuracy and skill which particularly impressed the judges.

Florence studies A Level Art where she is currently working on her Personal Investigation. She achieved an A* at GCSE level and continues to make outstanding progress in the sixth form. Her career aspirations are centred around studying Art History at either the Courtauld Institute of Art in London or Cambridge University.

Dan Cimmermann, Head of Art at Pocklington School said: “Florence’s design looks fantastic in the foyer and is a credit to her.  To congratulate her we have presented her with a set of oil paints, which I’m sure she will put to good use in her future studies.”

Florence commented: “I was delighted that my design had been chosen from the shortlist. I’m frequently inspired by Art History for many of my creative pieces. So when looking at the traditional crest on the school blazers, I knew this was something I wanted to centralise the design upon, but done in a way that is as modern as the new Art & Design build. I feel that the wheatsheaf and filigree elements that inspired me from the School crest work exceptionally well with the core-ten steel and I’m immensely pleased with how effective the finished piece looks as you walk in the new building.”

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