Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

FErret: Fe News

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

FErret: Fe News

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Surfing disciples hang 12 for da Vinci tribute

The slogan "Surfing is my religion" has already been claimed as the name for various blogs by fans of sea and spray, but FErret can't help but feel that students at Cornwall College may have taken the saying a little bit too literally.

Students on the college's surf science degree (no, seriously, stay with me) have decided to raise funds to help the junior Great Britain surf team compete in the world championships in Panama next month. How? By moving their classroom to the beach to be photographed for a wacky calendar that will go on sale.

And the star photo in the collection? A recreation of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper, complete with surfboards, desks and wet suits. "We wanted something more recognisable, so decided why not combine a surf shot with a picture everyone knows?" student Rachel Preston said. The entrepreneurial group even found a long-haired surfer dude to take on the role of Jesus.

With the FE sector in its current precarious financial state, perhaps three Hail Marys and a prayer for the second coming of the education maintenance allowance might be in order. …

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