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Our Trip to the National Gallery

Our sixth form exam group went to the National Gallery and National Portrait gallery in London. We used the tube map to work out the best route from Cockfosters to Leicester Square station. The National Gallery has one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world. We walked around the gallery and saw famous paintings by Vincent Van Gogh, Henri Rousseau and Claude Monet, to name a few. We were allowed to take photographs of our favourite paintings using our mobile phones. We then had lunch in Leicester Square surrounded by hungry pigeons. We then went to the National Portrait gallery which has portraits of historically important and famous people. We saw a painting of the Duchess of Cambridge and a bronze sculpture of Nelson Mandela. We were inspired by the paintings and have since used our trip to help us paint our own pictures. Our theme is Person, Place or Animal and our exam deadline is the 4th of May. We cannot wait to show you our final pieces!

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