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Take One

  1. Take One
  2. Take One aims and principles
  3. Take One background
  4. Evaluating Take One

Take One aims and principles

Take One applies the model of the National Gallery Take One Picture programme within a local context.


The programme aims to:

  • Promote the use of historic collections within education
  • Enable pupils to make meaningful connections and to inspire a lifelong love of learning
  • Act as a vehicle to raise pupils' standards and self-esteem
  • Involve teachers in high-quality training underpinned by research-based pedagogy
  • Demonstrate and share the possibilities of enhancing children’s learning by engaging with collections
  • Raise the profile of learning outside the classroom as a means of enhancing learning in the classroom, and facilitate a seamless transition between the two
  • Encourage the involvement of the wider school community to build relationships and strengthen identities
  • Provide a platform to celebrate children’s work


We believe:

  • Cultural learning is enriching and can play a transformational role in the lives of young people
  • Experiencing original art and historic collections is an entitlement
  • As a visual stimulus to learning, art should be accessible to everyone
  • Working with paintings, objects, archival documents and historic sites enables meaningful connections to be made
  • Engaging and responding to collections stimulates enquiry, as well as critical and creative thinking
  • High-quality questions facilitate high-quality responses
  • Exploring a rich context provides a platform for a creative, cross-curricular approach to learning 
  • High-quality active learning experiences are inspiring and motivating

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