The Wallace Collection

Secondary School Programme

Inspiration for Creative Writing

Maximum 25 students. For whole class groups or mixed year groups of gifted and talented students. Your students will work with a children’s author to explore the collection as a basis for creative writing. Using paintings and rare and precious objects as a stimulus for the imagination, the students will leave with material for the writing of description, dialogue, poetry, reportage or a short story to be completed back at school. The following themes are available:

  • Myths and Legends
  • Dramatic Monologues
  • The Grand Tour: Travel Writing

For A-Level English Language or English Literature/Language students, this would be an ideal opportunity to fulfill syllabus requirements for creative writing. Web resources are available.


“I have gained the concept of looking in a more intense manner and then putting pen to paper and being able to share my thoughts and ideas with my friends in class.” Year 10 student

Year-round session

Duration: 2hr or 4hr

Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4: 2 hour or 4 hour session. Key Stage 5: 4 hour session.

Supports English

For Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4, Key Stage 5