|With the help of
professional writers, the National Gallery is encouraging 11-14
year olds to engage with paintings as a stimulus for writing.
Since September 2003, students from eight selected London schools
have been visiting the Gallery for masterclasses with writers,
including authors Jacqueline Wilson, Malorie Blackman and Kevin
Brooks, poets John Hegley and Margot Henderson, scriptwriter
Sarah Phelps, and journalist Brian Flynn. Further