Here is a short video that helps recap some of the techniques we used to discuss composition in our photographs. This video will also help as revision for the communication task in Year 10.
It’s time again for our yearly dander (hope the sun shines). It will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 7th June and its purpose is to raise funds to replace some of our ageing ICT equipment. All our Year 8 – 10 pupils have a sponsorship form, it would be lovely if the whole school community could help fill them up.
The Dander this year has been sponsored by BIESTY’S BALLYMONEY. They have kindly donated a bottle of water and a piece of fruit for each pupil taking part.
Three of our Moving Image Arts pupils have had their films shown in the Foyle Film Festival – Moving Image Arts Showcase. A group of our year 12 and 13 pupils attended the showcase and it was great to see the finalists films shown on the big screen at the Queens Film Theatre.
Odhran Combe’s GCSE film was well received by the audience, but didn’t win a prize. Conor Thompson’s AS film was awarded 2nd prize in the ‘AS Live Action’ category and Gage McAlister’s film was awarded ‘Best Animation’. Well done to all three boys.
The three films can be seen below:
Bang and the Dirt is Gone – Odhran Combe – Nominated ‘GCSE Best Film’.
Winter Fuel – Conor Thompson – Runner up ‘AS Best Film’.
The Ballon Effect – Gage McAlister – Winner “A2 Best Animation”.
Our Moving Image Arts pupils are again working hard to complete their movies for this years exam series. As a little boost and also to share their talents with a wider audience we have decided to release one movie a month from last year’s submissions. Also keep a eye out for the odd special release from the MIA Archives.
This months release is “Baby Doll” by Gage McAlister.
The talents of Dalriada’s young artists were recognised by the Coleraine Art Society at their Student Art Competition held in the Riverside Theatre. Our winners were: Jade Houston (1st 14-15 age category), Hannah Bradley (2nd 16-17 age category), Claudia Byers (Special Commendation) and Sophie McPherson (The Colonel Clark Salver for best work in the exhibition). Well done girls.
At the CCEA Celebrating Excellence Award Ceremony held at the Stormont Hotel, Belfast: Grace Torrens (a past pupil) received an award for obtaining first place in the Summer 2014 GCE examination in Art. Her teacher Mr. David Bradley also attended the ceremony.