The Wallace Collection

Primary School Programme

Choose Your Words: Inspiration for Creative Writing

Children will explore this magnificent treasure house with a published children’s author. They will engage with the precious paintings and objects, and, using their author’s notebooks, they will write some short pieces to enhance their vocabulary, descriptive powers and use of dialogue. They can develop and polish these pieces at school.
Choose one of three themes for your visit:

  • Glitz and Glamour
  • Far Off Places
  • Secrets and Mysteries

“There were interesting artefacts for the children to look at, many of which the children would not have seen before.” Teacher

“Bridget (the author) managed to get the children to write for pleasure – using the artwork and their imaginations, they enjoyed writing freely and creatively. Thank you.” Teacher

Year-round session

Duration: 1.5 hrs

for Years 3/4 and 2 hours for Years 5/6

Supports English

For Key Stage 2