|Young Strand Artists Hope For National Success|
Entered into National Gallery's 'Take One Picture' contest
Schoolchildren at Strand Junior School are hoping that their work may be displayed in an annual competition at the National Gallery in London.
During a one-day course at the Gallery, Mrs Bonner from Strand Juniors (Year Five) was inspired by this year's painting - Bathers at Asnieres’, (1884) by Georges Seurat.
The challenge set for the children was how to use the image imaginatively in the classroom, both as a stimulus for artwork, and for work in more unexpected curriculum areas.
All areas of the curriculum, including PE, have been covered in this exhibition with the children performing dances, making hats, creating parasols, painting pictures and writing poetry in response to the picture.
Officers from the Education department of the Gallery will visit schools across the country next month to discuss their entries and the decision will be announced in January 2014. National Gallery Education displays a selection of the work in the annual 'Take One Picture' exhibition at the National Gallery, and on their website.
Here is a video capturing some of the art work created by the children who now have their fingers crossed that this year it will be Strand's work that will be displayed.