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Take One Picture: An Exhibition of Work by Primary Schools Inspired by Jan Molenaer's 'Two Boys and a Girl Making Music', 1629

Between September 2005 and October 2006 many hundreds of primary schools from across the UK used 'Two Boys and a Girl Making Music' by Jan Molenaer as a stimulus for learning across the curriculum.

Some teachers found out about the painting during one of the Gallery's regular Continuing Professional Development courses, or downloaded the free resources from the Take One Picture website.

Take One Picture encourages pupils and teachers to learn together, setting their own lines of enquiry inspired by a painting. The high standard and breadth of the work shown in this exhibition, together with the comments from teachers, provides clear evidence that focusing learning around a visual stimulus makes for exciting, inclusive and personalised education.

Counting formal submissions only, over 43,000 children, teachers and wider members of the school communities, including parents, non-teaching staff and governors, participated in the scheme during the last academic year alone.

Take One Picture aligns closely with the DCSF Primary National Strategy: Excellence and Enjoyment and the principles of Personalised Learning.

Seven schools have been selected to demonstrate the wide range of skills, knowledge and understanding that can be gained from taking just one picture as a starting point for teaching and learning, however, it is no exaggeration that the whole of the National Gallery could easily be filled with children's work inspired by 'Two Boys and a Girl Making Music'.

Schools exhibiting at the National Gallery in 2007 are:

  • Archbishop Wake CE VA Primary School, Blandford Forum, Dorset
  • Bishop Tufnell Infant School, Felpham, Bognor Regis
  • Horningsham Primary School, Horningsham, Wiltshire
  • St. Mary's RC First School, Swanage, Dorset
  • St. Patrick's RC Primary School, Plumbstead, London
  • Wentworth CE Junior and Infant School, Wentworth, Rotherham
  • Whitelocke Infant and Nursery School, Wokingham. Berkshire

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