During term 1 we attended the Far Academy Skate Foundation every Friday for six weeks. Our project was to design and make a skateboard. The project is designed for young people who struggle in mainstream schools. At the Far Academy there is a positive environment with people who understand the difficulties young people face in education these days. I feel, being at the Far Academy, I have grown more confident in liking my own work and taking risks with my work. I also got used to working in a team with adults I didn’t know and in an unfamiliar place. I found a new interest in different types of design which helped my GCSE Art course. We each designed and built our own longboards. Helen (TA) & I also designed a school clock with participation from other students.
By Olivia Stanley – Year 11 student of Project 15