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The Henry
Beaufort
School

Art and Food Project

On Tuesday 13 November, students from Henry Beaufort, Kings and Westgate were given the fantastic opportunity to spend the day at Union Jacks, a new restaurant in Winchester run by Chris Bianco and Jamie Oliver, and visit art studio The Colour Factory, to inspire them and create something special.

On Tuesday 13 November, students from Henry Beaufort, Kings and Westgate were given the fantastic opportunity to spend the day at Union Jacks, a new restaurant in Winchester run by Chris Bianco and Jamie Oliver, and visit art studio The Colour Factory, to inspire them and create something special.

They arrived in Winchester and met Jenny and Rachael, founders of The Colour Factory, responsible for painting the bollards in Winchester square. They gave the students a tour of the bollards explaining each and the inspiration behind them. All students helped in the unveiling of the newest bollard sponsored by Union Jacks. They were joined by local press for a photo opportunity.
 
 
 
The students were introduced to Chris Bianco, and other members of staff from Union Jacks who spoke about their backgrounds, their journey to becoming a chef and what inspires them. A master class of pizza making followed and each student made their own personalised pizza. They were given a variety of toppings to use and were allowed to try all ingredients, and different pizza shapes.
 
 

Later, the students visited The Colour Factory where they were allowed to let their creative juices flow! They (teachers and chefs included) were to design and build a collage to fit in a frame which would then be displayed in Union Jacks. These collages could be whatever they wanted from an amazing array of materials - from comics to mini toys, coloured paper to board game pieces. All students by the end had created something personal to them and looked great.

Jenny and Rachael from The Colour Factory said: 'It has been a delight to have worked with the Henry Beaufort pupils on this fantastic project. Each and every child was a credit to the school. The work they produced was stunning, they listened and responded to direction and were polite and fun to be with.'
 
By the end of the day, they had all managed to create a tasty, delicious pizza, and an eye catching, inventive piece of art which would be displayed in public. One of the students said: 'I really enjoyed creating pizzas, they were really tasty and fun to make'
 
An amazing day was had by all, and a big thank you must go to The Colour Factory, Union Jacks and of course, the students who took part and contributed and behaved so well throughout the day. Well done.