The move for King’s High School continues to gather pace and with the help of ZOOT Educational Furniture, a lorry full of equipment and text books has already been sent to education projects in Ghana. The team has been working hard to ensure that what isn’t taken to the Myton Road campus will be used somewhere else.
The girls at King’s High are busy working on their own projects under ‘Project Aura’ to preserve, in all kinds of imaginative ways, memories of the Smith Street site, and bring them to the new King’s High School buildings on the Myton Road campus. Earlier this year, girls from the Project Aura Student Committee gave an assembly to the rest of the school to explain their work and how the other pupils could become involved.
The heritage items around the school have been photographed and time will now be spent deciding where to best place these items around the new buildings. The girls have been busy naming the new corridors and laboratories, as well as thinking about what items will go in the time capsule. The house photograph competition is also happening this term - to capture the site in the most imaginative way.
Last term girls completed a project: ‘Capturing King’s’ to celebrate King’s High in many different ways – through poems, music, films, paintings, essays, models and even cross stitch! King’s High Old Girl, Amber Hourigan, is making a short film for Project Aura. She is currently doing a gap year before studying Film Production at Ravensbourne University (and has previously worked on the BBC’s Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.) I am pretty sure Amber doesn’t want this mentioned.