Our Year 8 students have been studying the work of William Blake as part of our ‘Coming of Age’ unit of work.
Blake was a Romantic poet who used art and prints to compliment his poems. We have been studying his poetry collection ‘Song of Innocence and Experience’, which contains poems matched up in pairs – one sweet and innocent, and the other darker and more experienced. For example, the cheerful poem ‘The Lamb’ is matched with the more sinister poem ‘The Tiger’.
We challenged our Year 8 students to create and illustrate their own take on Blake’s poetic pairings and create their very own ‘Songs of Innocence and Experience’. We have been so impressed with the creative and thoughtful ideas and the beautiful and vivid illustrations that our students have produced.
Our winning designs were ‘War and Peace’ by Unaysah P and ‘The Songs of Welcome and The Cried of Goodbye’ by Grace S – prizes will be heading their way soon!
Take a look at a selection of their spectacular creations, as well as some examples of brilliant work from all classes: