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Folkestone Triennial Art Trip

On the 2nd of November the Art department took all the 6th form Art & Photography students to explore the last day of the Folkestone Triennial.

The Triennial is Creative Folkestone’s flagship event.  Artworks adorn the town and residents and visitors are encouraged to explore Folkestone.  The theme is The Plot and there are three main strands to this theme.  Artists have been invited by curator Lewis Biggs from across the world to exhibit in the town.  There are 23 artists contributing to the 2021 Triennial.

The students had the opportunity to follow planned routes around the three trails in the morning. The students all took sketchbooks with them to record from first hand and the photography students had the opportunity for some focused technical exercises around the Harbour. Some of the exhibiting artist were able to talk with the students about their current practices when we visited them in the small independent galleries that were dotted around the town.

Many found relevant artist to inspire and inform their current projects and personal investigations. It provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to have some focused 1:1 support over the day whilst working from a range of different first-hand sources. The day was a big success and many students will continue to develop this work once back in school.

The trip was expertly led and organised by Ms. Livermore. We were very  fortunate with the weather with the sun out for most of the day. We can’t wait to return for the next Triennial in 3 year’s time!

Our Values

Faith in the presence of God

Concern for the poor and social justice

Quality education

Respect for all persons

Inclusive community

an awareness of the living presence of God in our world, and a calling to see the world through the eyes of faith

a calling to support the poor and victims of injustice, through community service and justice education

to provide an education that is second to none, so that our students will not just contribute to society, but will transform it

that we are all children of God and, as such, at the heart of our education we must respect the dignity of all persons

we respect and value diversity, which means that nobody is left out or left behind, and that we embrace the unique stories and qualities that each of us bring to the world.


Trust Information

St Simon Stock Catholic School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Simon Stock Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.