News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Students designing the way to better mental health

Students at Clarendon Sixth Form College develop campaign for mental health support.

Graphic design students at the college have designed a series of posters for Kooth, to help direct students and staff to their online resources.

Kooth is an online community and resource that allows users to find support from mentors and access online resources and tips to help boost mental wellbeing.

The students were set the task by Harry Arnold, graphic design teacher at Clarendon Sixth Form College and Kooth as part of their current project, illustration and typography. Students are regularly given live briefs to help them gain experience of a ‘real world’ project.

The artwork, which focuses on the theme of ‘understanding the masks we wear’, is being exhibited in Clarendon Sixth Form College’s foyer area and there are plans for the campaign to be used across all college campuses and even as part of Kooth’s national campaigns in the future.

Dawid Wozniak, graphic design student at Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The project helped me to develop my Adobe Illustrator digital skills and physical printmaking experience hugely. I have enjoyed working on the project and I like that it’s for an important cause.”

Harry Arnold, said: “This was the first project of three that helped the students to build their 2D, 3D and 4D skills. Being a live project, it allowed them to gain valuable feedback from their target audience and the client, which has been excellent. I think they have done a fantastic job and it is something that they can add to their CVs for the future.”

To find out more about creative courses at Clarendon Sixth Form College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.