The National Gallery's Take One Picture scheme encourages a cross-curricular approach to learning and teaching using a single image as a starting point for classroom discussion and project work.
For Take One Picture 2005, 160 schools from across the UK submitted work based on Degas's 'Beach Scene'. The painting inspired work on literacy, numeracy, science, geography, history, music and ICT, as well as art.
Delivering the National Curriculum in this holistic way enables students to make links between different subject areas, and aligns closely with the principles of good learning and teaching set out in the DCSF Primary National Strategy.
In an independent evaluation of Take One Picture, which analysed the impact of the scheme over the past 5 years, 92% of teachers believed that the approach improved their pupils' learning and performance, 90% said that using one image in this way enhanced children's ability to work together in groups, and 87% said that it increased communication skills.
The exhibiting schools were:
Colneis Junior School, Felixstowe
Dorridge Junior School, Solihull
Ernehale Infant School, Nottingham
Flore C.E. Primary School, Northamptonshire
Kew College, Surrey
St. Luke's Primary School, Kingston upon Thames
St. Mary's School, Bodmin
Wisborough Green Primary School, Billingshurst
To complement this website a DVD celebrating ten years of the Take One Picture scheme is now available from the National Gallery shop.
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