Year 7 and 8 visit the Lightbox in Woking
On Tuesday 22nd November, Year 7 and 8 each spent half a day at the Lightbox.
They were visiting the Comic Strip exhibition which explains the history of pictorial communication – hieroglyphs through to stories told through images we could recognise and understand, through to the addition of speech bubbles. There was even a short story written entirely in emoji!
The boys were asked to look at specific things to understand how modern comics evolved, to sit and look at a variety of books – some comics, some resource books. They had to choose their favourite story and draw their favourite character.
In the studio, boys were asked to devise and create their own comic strip. They were encouraged to use magazines to help with their imagery and to be as creative as possible. The boys were excellent at this! They had fantastic ideas that ranged from the humorous – “The Chronicles of Bob (a rabbit) and the Carrot of Doom” – to the scary; adventurous; satirical; political; religious and a mixture of all.
We were really proud of their behaviour, their enthusiasm and the work which they produced, which will go on display as soon as possible!
Well done boys!