Tollgate Community Junior School

Winston Crescent, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN23 6NL

Tel: 01323 723298

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Art exhibition success!

In November, Tollgate pupils displayed their fantastic paintings, inspired by Fauvist artists. The screen printed scenes of favourite places across Eastbourne looked incredible and there were so many positive comments from visitors and lots of excitement generated by the work viewed. Special thanks to Mrs Bawden (Art Lead) at St.Catherine’s and the Year 10 pupils who came to Tollgate to train two pupils from each class on how to use the screen painting technique. These skills were then passed on to their peers. Thank you to all that came and purchased some of the artwork and enjoyed our learning experience alongside us.

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Year 5 Boho Lights Festival

Tollgate’s Yr 5 took part in the first ever Eastbourne Light Festival on Friday 18th November. The number of pupils that turned out for the parade was staggering and everyone enjoyed the last of the sunshine as they followed the drummers and the giant puppet, Ziggy Stardust, through the town and along the seafront to Leaf Hall on Seaside. The Tollgate presence, alongside Bourne, Stafford and St. Thomas Becket was wonderful and the atmosphere was magical.

Passersby were mesmerised by the procession. Every excitable, enthusiastic Yr 5 participant celebrated the culmination of their comet lantern-making workshops with SameSky company earlier in November. It was a truly wonderful experience: one  to be repeated in the future now that Tollgate has the carnival bug!

 

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