National Gallery’s picture project more than just a big draw
Sunday 25th May 2014 @ 11:58 by Becky Cahill
Ashton News
National gallery

Rosehill Methodist Primary School in Ashton have been busy getting arty as they took part in the National Gallery’s Take One Picture.

Each year the National Gallery ask the primary schools involved to focus on one painting from their collection to inspire cross-curricular work in primary classrooms.

Teacher at Rosehill, Lisa Styche, was sent on a one day course and given a print of the painting, Saint Michael Triumphant over the Devil by Bartolome Bermejo.

She said: “It was really amazing, I was a bit worried about coming back and trying to get all the other teachers on board, but everyone just loved it straight away and it has been brilliant.”

The challenge was to use the image imaginatively in the classroom, both as a stimulus for art work and for work in more unexpected areas of the curriculum.

As well as in art and design the painting was used in Maths, asking pupils to look at angles, scale and reflection of St Michael’s armour and in English for lots of descriptive writing.

More on this story in this week’s Tameside Reporter.