Take One Picture: The National Gallery's nationwide scheme for teachers

By Rachel Hayward | 10 February 2011 | Updated: 10 February 2009
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A screen shot of the National Gallery website showing teachers learning.

Teachers enjoying their Take One Picture training at the National Gallery. Every year The National Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to engage learners.

The National Gallery’s 'Take One Picture' scheme is a fantastic example of how galleries can meet the needs of CPD whilst involving classrooms in an enriching learning journey.

'Take One Picture' is a national scheme aimed at primary schools. Every year the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to engage learners in cross-curricular work in the classroom. The scheme aligns closely with the DCSF Primary National Strategy: Excellence and Enjoyment.

As a teacher taking part, you would attend a one-day Continuing Professional Development course at the Gallery where you’re given a print of the chosen painting – and lots of inspiration for how to use it creatively across the subject areas back in the classroom. National Gallery Education then displays a selection of the work in the annual 'Take One Picture' exhibition at the National Gallery, and on the National Gallery website.

The 'Take One Picture' website gives detailed information on the scheme as well as wonderful examples of learners’ work.

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