Out of Art into Storytelling
Get inspiration from pupils' project work - for primary and secondary teachers.
See a selection of pupils' project work from Out of Art into Storytelling.
What the teachers say
Katie Love from Wroughton Junior School, Wiltshire
"The biggest thing was enabling me to give the children confidence to be storytellers."
Zoe Humberstone from Tealby School, Lincolnshire
"It’s been the glue that has brought the curriculum together across the school."
Doris Yohannes, St.Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, London
"The paintings add so much atmosphere, so much colour to their writing."
Tom Gray from Halstow Primary School, London
"From the moment I showed them the paintings, my class was hooked and produced some of the best writing I have ever seen."
If you are a teacher of primary school-aged children or secondary school English, you could join in our next Out of Art into Storytelling project. Check the website for dates of forthcoming courses.
Seeing the paintings at the National Gallery is the natural starting point for a project. Find out how to arrange a school visit.
Cambridge University's Faculty of Education evaluated the Out of Art into Storytelling project.
Dominic Wyse and Laura McGarty, University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education:
"There is powerful evidence from the participants of the Out of Art into Storytelling project of the potential of pedagogy inspired by visual art to transform pupils' storytelling."
Twenty-five teachers from 11 London schools took part in the pilot Out of Art into Storytelling project. A number of people and organisations contributed expertise to the project. See list of project participants.
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