A gallery of young stars

Art students at Dr Thomlinson's C of E Middle School, Rothbury are winners in this years National Gallery's School Competition'Mrs Healy with some of  the pupils involved and their digital camera equipment.

Art students at Dr Thomlinson's C of E Middle School, Rothbury are winners in this years National Gallery's School Competition'Mrs Healy with some of the pupils involved and their digital camera equipment.

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PUPILS at a north Northumberland school are to have their work shown in a London gallery.

Art students from Dr Thomlinson’s C of E Middle School in Rothbury will have their animation project played as part of a loop of entries in the Schools’ Gallery room at the National Gallery from May to September this year.

And the youngsters involved will have the chance to see their work on a residential trip to the capital in June.

As part of the project, assistant headteacher and art teacher Mo Healy and visiting animator Robin Webb helped the pupils to come up with the idea.

Each year, the Gallery focuses on one painting from the collection to inspire cross-curricular work in classrooms with its scheme called Take One Picture. Teachers are given a print of a painting, with this year’s being Paolo Veronese’s ‘The Family of Darius Before Alexander’.

The challenge is then for the school to use the image imaginatively with the best being used in the exhibition.

Mrs Healy said: “We approached and unpacked the painting through collaborative inquiry, focusing on higher-order thinking skills.

“This enabled us to develop a story-telling narrative to visually respond to. We, the pupils, art teacher and visiting animator Robin Webb very much worked together as co-constructors of learning with shared leadership opportunities.

“We were delighted to be informed of our success in the competition.”