Posted on: 19/04/2024

Disney 100



Twenty-nine students from MPS were fortunate enough to visit the ExCel Centre to attend the Disney100 exhibition. This adventure wasn't just about admiring beloved characters or revelling in cinematic magic; it was a profound exploration of creativity and artistry, which aligns perfectly with their pursuit of the Bronze Arts Award.

As we stepped into the exhibition space, we were immediately transported into the enchanting world of Disney. Familiar characters greeted us at every turn, their larger-than-life presence sparking a sense of wonder and excitement among all who attended. From the classic Mickey Mouse to the more contemporary heroes like Elsa and Moana, the exhibition celebrated a century of Disney's creativity and innovation.

But beyond the superficial allure of colourful displays and iconic figures, the Disney100 exhibition offered a deeper insight into the art of storytelling and animation. Each exhibit was meticulously curated to showcase the evolution of Disney's artistic vision over the years. From concept sketches to final animations, we witnessed the painstaking craftsmanship that goes into creating timeless classics.

One of the most inspiring aspects of the exhibition was the opportunity to learn about the diverse talents behind the scenes. From animators and illustrators to composers and writers, Disney's creative process is a collaborative endeavour that involves countless individuals working together to bring dreams to life. We were all so excited to see how much of our school's core values were essential to being successful in the film industry. 

As we strolled through the exhibition halls, we were encouraged to engage with the art on a personal level. Interactive displays allowed us to try our hand at sketching our favourite characters or experimenting with animation techniques. These hands-on activities not only deepened our appreciation for the art form but also empowered us to explore our own creative potential.

The students were, as expected, incredible! Engaging with exhibitions, reading up on the history and collecting photographs and resources for their projects. Many of them almost matched my level of excitement too, which is quite the accomplishment for many teenagers! 

Finally, a huge thank you to Mrs Walton for all her efforts helping arrange the trip, and to Ms Lynch for her savvy navigation of the London train network. 

Mr Tunbridge