Teaching English and Drama: from art to words

Fossedene and Bannockburn Primary Schools in Greenwich, London took inspiration from An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump by Joseph Wright 'of Derby'.

See a slideshow of the pupils' art work and listen to them reading letters they wrote – all inspired by the painting. 

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Detail from Joseph Wright 'of Derby', 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump'
Detail from Joseph Wright 'of Derby', 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump' 

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Detail from Joseph Wright 'of Derby', 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump'

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