During the October half term break, a group of students from Y9-Y11 visited Penang and Kuala Lumpur. The main purpose of the trip was to allow students to explore the art and culture of this unique country.
One of the highlights of the trip was exploring the Street Art found in Penang and we woke early on the Sunday to commence a self-guided walking tour. On the Monday, students enjoyed a fascinating workshop at a local batik factory; everyone had the opportunity to complete their own painting after learning about the traditional process of fabric printing.
Other activities included a tour of a mail art workshop, the re-commissioned Hin Bus Depot and a visit to the clan jetties where the students participated in a sketching workshop with a local artist. The students sampled many culinary delights during a fantastic food tour to round off the stay in Penang before catching an early flight to Kuala Lumpur the next morning.
Once there, the students explored the streets for graffiti masterpieces with a local guide before experiencing an adventurous afternoon at the Skytrex high ropes course. A little bit of rain on the final night did not dampen the mood and everyone enjoyed a delicious final dinner soaking up the unique atmosphere of Malaysia’s capital city. Overall, it was a very exciting trip that enabled students to experience some of Malaysia’s extraordinary art and culture. Many thanks to Mr Stratton, Head of Art, and Dr Gogna for organising the trip and accompanying the students.