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Schools outside the UK – welcome to Picture Train!

Our learning modules, developed with teachers, parents and children, open up a new and exciting visual world for young people aged 3 – 11 without any language barriers!

Written in English, our lesson plans and other resources teach much more than simply how to take better photographs. They provide a perfect platform for pupils to learn and practise their English.  Children work practically and creatively at their English launguage and core curriculum subjects using photography as the vehicle for learning.

We have created practical photography projects that encourage children to thoughtfully observe and focus on the world around them. This includes creative lesson plans, 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’.

The modules are designed to be delivered as one off sessions as required, or can be delivered sequentially through the ‘Learning Stations’ 1 to 4.

Picture Train resources are:

*Helping children learn and improve their English language and literacy

*Creating cross curricular links within photography projects

*Encouraging children to see the ‘extraordinary’ in the ‘ordinary’ by looking at their world in a new way

*Encouraging technology enhanced learning using digital cameras and ICT available in the classroom and at home

*Using practical and everyday resources to generate creative solutions/outcomes

*Using the character Snapper to provide a helpful, friendly, accessible ‘can do’ attitude to learning about  photography

*Encouraging an inquisitive and motivated approach to learning

*Giving children equal opportunities to develop their creative potential

*Developing leadership skills through opportunities to direct photography projects

*Enhancing team building through group involvement in photography sessions

*Developing planning and personal organisation skills within individual and group projects

*Enabling gifted and talented children to extend their skills through our Learning Station 4 – Masterclass

*Providing lesson plans adaptable for children with special needs

*Exploring cultural diversity through a wide range of photography projects

*Providing opportunities to be creative leading to greater confidence and self esteem

*Developing enhanced communication skills through visual storytelling

*Encouraging families to get involved in the learning process through photography

*Cultivating fun and enjoyment!


Learning Stations – your ticket to a creative learning space

An annual subscription to Picture Train is your ticket to 4 ‘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.


Overview of the Picture Train Learning Stations

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 specifically addressed using photography as a vehicle for learning.

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


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. Also, 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 time, breakfast clubs, after school clubs, wet days, play times, holiday clubs, Teacher INSET days.



What teachers and educators are saying about Picture Train.

For bespoke teaching resources, please contact Picture Train to discuss.


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!








Interview with our founder
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Arts Award
Arts Mark
Creative skillset
Childrens university