Block 5 student honours work of Winston Churchill

Block 5 student Xavier Pye received a congratulatory letter from his Member of Parliament after successfully completing an ambitious art project as part of his BAC Art work. The project consisted of a huge installation of the Union Flag made up of hundreds of printed images of Winston Churchill. Xavier hand printed each ‘pixel’ of Sir Winston to create the flag. At the installation, Xavier set up a smoke machine and flashing lights along with a recording of Sir Winston speaking to capture the feeling of war-time Britain and the blitz on film. The project was entitled ‘Open Their Eyes’ to raise awareness of Winston Churchill’s role in war-time Britain amongst a much younger generation. Xavier invited children from the primary school near his family home in Wiltshire to come and colour-in the eyes of Winston Churchill in each of the images. Read more.

Block 5 student honours work of Winston Churchill


Bedales School is one of the UK’s top independent private co-education boarding schools. Bedales comprises three schools situated in Steep, near Petersfield, Hampshire: Dunannie (ages 3–8), Dunhurst (ages 8–13) and Bedales itself (ages 13–18). Established in 1893 Bedales School puts emphasis on the Arts, Sciences, voluntary service, pastoral care, and listening to students’ views. Bedales is acclaimed for its drama, theatre, art and music. The Headmaster is Keith Budge.

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