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Welcome to Picture Train!

We are leading providers of blended learning resources linking photography into the school curriculum.  Our resources deliver more than simply taking better photographs. Children work practically and creatively at their core curriculum subjects using photography as the vehicle for learning.

Our resources, developed with teachers, parents and children, open up a new and exciting visual world for young people aged 3 – 11.

We have created practical photography projects that encourage children to thoughtfully observe and focus on the world around them. This includes creative lesson plans and PowerPoint presentations and practical worksheets. Our aim is that children use their new photography skills to enhance all aspects of the school curriculum – and other aspects of their lives.

Our resources are designed to be fun and highly practical and provide a range of photography led projects and lesson plans for teachers and worksheets for learners featuring Snapper – our intrepid ‘snap happy’ photographer. Learning materials are delivered within four easy to follow ‘Learning Stations’.

Picture Train evolved from our long-standing experience of delivering practical and interactive photography workshops in schools.

There are plenty of reasons to get on board with Picture Train. Photography is creative and fun and when shared, it breaks down all sorts of barriers.

Learning Stations – your ticket to better photography

An annual subscription to Picture Train is your ticket to four Learning Stations designed to support Key Stages 1 and 2.

These progressive Learning Stations – all characterised by the intrepid Snapper – take us step by step through the learning experience and provide helpful tips along the way.

We’ve catered for all learning styles and made provision for children with special needs and gifted and talented children as part of the learning package.

Station 1
Introduction to photography – where a range of teaching resources help children to learn how to handle a digital camera and the basics of how to take a good picture.

Station 2
Learning specialist photography techniques such as portrait, sports, documentary and nature.

Station 3
Translating photography into the curriculum. Subjects include English, Maths, History, Science, RE, ICT, Geography, MFL, PSHE, Design & Technology are just a click away.

Station 4
Photography Masterclass – resources for children who want to take their creativity to the next level.


Awards

To reward children as they engage with Picture Train, we have provided a series of downloadable Snapper’s Award certificates – great for presenting in assemblies and prize giving events. Look out for our national photography competitions. We’re launching these so that schools can develop further creative connections. This is all part of our vision to establish a national school photography community.

School, Home and Away

Registering for Picture Train online means that Teachers can get on board anytime. This means resources can be accessed 24/7 and can be delivered in Class Time, Breakfast clubs, After school clubs, Wet days play times, Holiday clubs, Teacher INSET days.

Get on board now!

Sign Up for Picture Train now!  Once you have signed up and received your Password log in, you are ready to go. Access to the full Picture Train journey is a one off fee of just £96!

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Interview with our founder
102.5 the bridge
Accreditation:
Arts Award
Arts Mark
Creative skillset
Childrens university