500 years of British Art is an exhibit at Tate Britain that walks you through hundreds of renowned pieces; from Constable to Hockney to Banner. This was the perfect introduction to Art History for our talented Year 10 Art students. The day began with a sketching on Vauxhall bridge and ending at the Royal Academy to see the retrospective on Anselm Kiefer. On display were enormous canvases covered in lead, ash and occasionally real diamonds. Students debated on the symbolism within his work and were impressed by a huge sculpture of towering books and sunflowers, encrusted in lead. We look forward to the work that this trip has inspired.