School pupils capture their future in creative designs
As part of their tenth year in the John Lennon Building celebrations, the Liverpool School of Art and Design posed this question to pupils at St Nicholas Catholic Primary School, providing a chance for artistic designs to flourish and future aspirations to be discussed.
Professor Caroline Wilkinson, the Director of the Liverpool School of Art and Design explains:
“The concept for the Liverpool School of Art and Design’s degree show this year was ’10 Years From Now’. We asked students their perspectives, and they came back with an array of interesting and unusual responses. We then decided to open this up to a local school, as a widening participation initiative. Year 6 students at St Nicholas School Catholic Primary designed an image or words around the theme.
“The response was fantastic. One little girl sees herself as a fashion designer in New York, so we may be seeing her at the School of Art and Design someday. Another little boy wants to be a game designer and blogger.
“Wildan Mohamed, who won the competition, intends to be an mechanical engineer when he is older. His idea of the human body running entirely mechanically was brilliant. He’d clearly put a lot of thought and imagination into his design.”
The university printed ‘Leavers 2018’ T Shirts for the Year 6 Leavers with a copy of the winning design on the front.
This year marks a decade since the RIBA award-winning Liverpool Art School building was opened in Duckinfield Street, renamed the John Lennon Art and Design Building in 2013.
Main photo caption: Year 6 St Nicholas Catholic Primary School, their teacher Ms Naylor, Head Teacher Mr Martin Davies and from Liverpool School of Art and Design, Carlos Santos Barea, Milos Simpraga, Paul Davidson who worked on the TShirts.