Titanic Centenary Celebrations
Final Resting Place for Titanic Sculpture
The sculpture "Reflections of the Deep" has been moved to its final resting place in the school grounds.
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All Aboard for First Class Dining
As the final event in a host of activities events organised by Quilley School of Engineering to mark the Titanic 100 the school hosted a first class dinner at The Red Carpet, Eastleigh College with invited guests from the community and business sectors accompanied by the Deputy Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle and the The Deputy Mayoress Mrs Karen Kyrle. Hospitality and Catering students from the college dressed as stewards from the Titanic prepared and served a first class menu from the ship.
During dinner a string quartet from Barton Peveril VIth Form College provided the music; Pupils from Quilley read extracts from the recent production of Titanic Pride of White Star with details of the ship and her sinking; A group of bandsmen from Southampton Sholing Salvation Army led a short act of commemoration culminating in the singing of Nearer My God to Thee by Tracey Jones.
The event was in support of the Sailors’ Society, a Southampton based international charity that looks after the needs of sailor’s around the world. The Reverend Mark Warner, Community Relations Co-ordinator Sailors' Society, was presented with a cheque by Dr Stephen M Payne OBE designer of RMS Queen Mary 2 and a Governor at Quilley School of Engineering. The evening raised a total of £456.00.
Photo: Stephen M Payne OBE presenting a cheque for £456.00 to the Reverend Mark Warner from the Sailors’ Society.
For more details contact: Stephen G Shaw Quilley School of Engineering
The 15th April 2012 marks the centenary of the loss of the RMS Titanic. The school is engaged in a number of exciting and innovative projects to mark this event in history.
A major activity is to replicate to scale a section of the ship’s stem (bow) using traditional skills from the period (1912). Detailed lines plans have been secured and under the guidance of Stephen M Payne OBE, Principal Naval Architect and designer of the RMS Queen Mary 2 dimensions are being calculated. Stephen is also a Governor at the school.
To make this possible a large 2.5 tonne ‘bending slab’
has been loaned to the school by Mobil Exxon from the refinery. Lambert
Brothers Haulage (Eastleigh) kindly transported the slab to school.
Construction will start after half term. Bending and forming large
pieces of steel plate and section joined by hot riveting with minimal
mechanical assistance will be a challenge!
We are delighted that
Dave Wilkes Engineer and Presenter of Channel 4’s Titanic – The Mission
will be coming into school to work with us too.
The final artefact will be a piece of public art marking the centenary. Year 10 GCSE art students will be working on an ‘art deco’ theme based on the ship. They will follow the Titanic Trail through the heart of Southampton to gather ideas and imagery for their work. A photography and art exhibition will accompany the ‘in school’ production of Titanic – a new all British musical.
Finally our events will conclude with a gala dinner at The Red Carpet Restaurant at Eastleigh College raising money for the Sailor’s Society and RNLI. Keep your eye on the local TV and press for reports on the progress of these exciting activities.
Ian Clark of Ian Clark Restoration is shown here demonstrating the technique of using rivets in ship building.