Abbey College Manchester Students Venture to Valencia
Budding-artists and photographers from Abbey College Manchester have been highly-praised for their artistic abilities in a creative competition, following an inspiring trip to Valencia.
Art and photography students from the city centre-based college ventured to the vibrant Spanish city where they explored and photographed the various attractions, entering their final masterpiece into the college’s hotly-anticipated annual competition.
Students were welcomed to Valencia with a guided walking tour of the old city, which enabled them to see some of the important historical buildings such as the Silk Exchange, the beautifully restored trading centre and the Cathedral that houses the Holy Grail.
On each day, students explored and photographed a different area of the city where they saw some highly-modern architecture at the city of Arts and Sciences as well as the historic Old Town with its impressive street art. During the trip, the keen-explorers were also encouraged to indulge in traditional food and drinks including horchata, fartons and paella at the Central Market.
After a busy couple of days, students enjoyed a trip to Oceanographic, a vast aquarium where they could see sharks, dolphins, wales and jellyfish spectacularly displayed.
A variety of impressive images were captured during the tour, but it was seventeen-year-old, Joyce Jian, who was crowned the winner with her impressive piece.
Principal at Abbey College Manchester, Liz Elam commented: “It was inspiring to see the magnitude of outstanding images that were produced during the educational trip. There is an incredible amount of talent here at Abbey College Manchester and I am so proud of our students.”
There are over 200 students at the college, comprising a mix of students from the local area and other countries. The college offers A-Level, GCSE, Combined Studies and International Foundation Programmes.
For more information on Abbey College visit www.abbeymanchester.co.uk, or call 0161 817 2700.
Author : Emily Fitzgibbons
Editor at The Glossy Magazine | Journalist & Office Manager at Salutions Limited