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Pupils' work: 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump'

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'.

Listen to pupils reading letters they wrote – all inspired by the painting. 

A pupil's work: Letter to Mary
A Year 5/6 pupil at Bannockburn Primary School reads a letter to a friend – 1 min.



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' 
A pupil's work: Experiment 41
A pupil from Bannockburn Primary School reads their work – 2 mins.



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

A pupil's diary: The Experiment
A pupil from Fossedene Primary School reads an extract from a fictional diary – 1 min