Date Posted... Jun 27th 2023

To The Lighthouse

The Lower Sixth A- Level English students are studying Virginia Woolf’s ‘To the Lighthouse’ and spent a morning visiting the lighthouse that inspired her.

Woolf spent her childhood summers in Talland House in St Ives which boasts views of Godrevy Lighthouse. ‘To the Lighthouse’ revives this childhood memory of a perfect time and questions the conditions in which women could make art in the early 20th Century.

The Sixth Formers also spent time at the Tate and in Barbara Hepworth’s Trewyn garden, thinking about how women artists imagined landscapes and relationships through abstraction.

The students are now working on tying this wonderful experience to the final section of the novel, so they have fabulous contextual points to make in their coursework.

Thank you to Mrs Selvey and Ms Egar for organising this inspiring excursion.