Year 10 had an early start, leaving school at 8am on Wed 16th October. We were to meet our guides for the day at the Guildhall in Winchester. On arrival pupils were impressed to see a Graduation Day taking place for Sports Development. Jenny and Rachael, two artists from the Colour Studio in Winchester met us and took us on to the Winchester Mill to start our day. The Mill is possibly the oldest mill in the world which is still working. We saw the water wheel working and flour being made.
We then went to Union Jacks restaurant owned by Jamie Oliver and Chris Bianco. We had a tour of the restaurant, a talk about the restaurant using only UK sourced produce, and a chance to taste a variety of cheeses. We then made flat bread and could add cheese of our choice and herbs to flavour it. Our bread was cooked in the pizza ovens and then we could eat it!
The afternoon involved us walking to the Colour Studio in Winchester. We had a quick tour. Four artists of varying materials share the small studio. We then worked in the workshop in the garden to produce our clocks. As the theme for the day is food, our clocks were based on the produce that is available during each month of the year.
Everyone had an enjoyable day. We could not take our clocks home on the day as they will be part of an exhibition in Union Jacks on November 27th 2013, where pupils and parents can go along to view the clocks, and then take them home. There will be hot chocolate and nibbles, and the opportunity to eat in the restaurant at a discounted price.