Talented Bovingdon pupils play a part in National Gallery show

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Artwork by youngsters will be displayed at this year’s Take One Picture exhibition at the National Gallery.

The exhibition is the culmination of the National Gallery’s flagship scheme for primary schools, which each year invites teachers and pupils to take inspiration from a work in the collection.

For this display the focus painting is Willem Kalf’s 17th century work Still Life with Drinking-Horn. More than 46,000 children and their families were involved in the project, from schools that range in size from 678 to just 16 pupils.

The display features the work from 25 schools from around the UK and as far afield as Turkey.

Bovingdon Academy art co-ordinator Lucy Jewett siad: “The still life inspired all the children, giving them opportunities to develop creative thinking as well as developing artistic skills and enabling new experiences. We are very proud of the children’s enthusiasm and creative approach towards Take One Picture and will continue to celebrate our success through to next year’s Take One Picture painting.”

The free exhibiton is open to the public from June 12 to September 22 – click here for more details