Things are about to go upside down!


Preparations are nearly finished for the Australia themed day shorty arriving at two Sandwell schools. The workshop should contain lots off odd “upside down” moments and a fury of activity in the competition stages.

Check back here soon to see photographs of the day’s results!

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Q3 Academy’s Rosina Webb finally gets her creativity certificate…!

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After much coaxing (and pulling away from her hair dye collection), we finally got to give Rosina Webb her certificate for Creative Achievement in the “Searching for Creativity Project”. After convincing her that the other pupils deserved to be in the photograph too she gave in and allowed us to take this picture with the whole class in it. Thanks Ribena!

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Richard Allport becomes Q3 Academy’s Young Enterprise Creative Business Advisor.

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It was announced today that Richard Allport has been chosen for the role of Q3 Academy’s Young Enterprise Creative Business Advisor. After discussion with the regional representatives and staff at Q3, Richard met with the team of young creative entrepreneurs and began discussions about the plans for the Nationally staged competition to find the best creative product or service devised, produced, funded and marketed all by the students themselves!

Q3 Academy’s Design lead specialism will give the students a great head start in the weeks to come and should see some creatively original results. Richard Allport will be mentoring the group and assisting them through the creative process along with business advice and tips on presentations and marketing.

More posts to follow as the project progresses.

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Danielle Gearing wins Certificate at Q3 Academy

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We managed to drag Q3 Academy’s Danielle Gearing away from Photoshop and her new Japanese style water pictures to present her with her Easy Art Pro Certificate of Excellence in Creative Development for her photography work in the “Searching for Creativity” project.

Everyone in the group produced amazing results from photographs taken of piles of rubbish, but in the end Danielle’s caught our eye most because of its composition and unusual detailing. Many thanks again to Steve Arrandale.

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