Head of School Charlie White spoke with Louise Benson about “The Cyrilla Strothers Project” ten years after its completion for issue 12 of Hot and Cool, a UK-based magazine. For the project, White asked Cyrilla’s parents, siblings, and friends to document her life from 16 until she graduated high school. He is currently planning a book on the series.
White reflects on the project:
“When I started working with Cyrilla, it wasn’t clear what was happening, but I felt that it was a really important record to take at that time. It seemed to be a very specific period, in terms of national identity and adolescence, and the way in which we were using a certain kind of ideal. The whole project led right up to the financial crash, which was very specific timing.”