Fish & Ships

Fyling Hall pupils were delighted to be asked to participate in the opening of this year’s Fish and Ships Festival in Whitby. The festival celebrates many aspects of Fishing and Shipping in Whitby, and is a very well attended festival.

Our GCSE Art pupils were delighted to be invited to create one of the key aspects of the festival, some large 8m x 1.5m exterior panels of artworks celebrating Whitby’s link to these key industries. If you would like to view the impressive pieces they are located on the exterior walls of the fish quay along Pier Road in Whitby. Our pupils were given an almost free reign as to the style and content, provided it related to Fish and Ships, and we also included some appropriate text of their choice. The pupils began their creative journeys by creating an exciting range of mixed media outcomes based on imagery of local fish, shells and ships. The next stage involved pupils creating digital compositions using digital manipulation apps.  The digital outcomes were then printed. Finally, the best designs were printed onto vinyl boards with special u/v inks at a printing company in Halifax. The cost of printing the panels is sponsored by local companies.

The Mayors of both Whitby and Scarborough were in attendance to mark the opening of the festival and the unveiling of the artwork. A very big well done to the pupils involved and I hope you get the chance to go and view the pieces in person.