50 students from years 9, 10 & 11 spent the first weekend of Half Term exploring the art and culture of Amsterdam.After driving through the night staff and students arrived in Amsterdam at mid-day on Friday 25th October; straight into a whistle stop tour of the Van Gogh museum where we got to see some of his most iconic paintings, followed by a canal cruise of the city for some perspective before finally making it to the hotel for some much needed sleep!
Day 2 was spent at The Kröller-Müller Museum, a national art museum and sculpture garden, located in the Hoge Veluwe National Park in Otterlo in the Netherlands. The weather was glorious, the sun was shining, it was the perfect place for us to stretch our legs, admire the art and get some group photos!!
From there, we went back in to Amsterdam to visit the Anne Frank House.One student said that it was “an incredibly enlightening and moving experience.” !
Our last day began with a visit to the MOCO museum, an independent museum located in Amsterdam dedicated to exhibiting modern and contemporary art. The museum was founded with the mission of attracting broader and younger audiences, and of making art accessible to the public.!
We then had some time for waffles and shopping before the coach trip home.!
Many thanks to all the students that came on the trip for being such positive role models for the school and to the staff that helped provide this opportunity.!