Pupils will learn about the lives of children in the past using a book of pupil silhouette portraits from 1822. Pupils will make their own silhouette portraits and learn more about the children who came to school at Bluecoat.


Core activity: 1 x 1 hour session
Extension activity: 1 x 1 hour session

Aims and Outcomes
• Pupils will have learned about the lives of people from the past
• Pupils will have learned how photography has changed and consider the reasons people take photographs


Teaching Resources

Project 4 Silhouettes

Presentation Silhouette



Core Materials

Method 1 - Creating silhouette portraits

Method 2 - Creating silhouette portraits

Method 3 -Creating silhouette portraits

Silhouette copybook




Extension Materials

John Tyson Report

Nathan Sprout Report

Richard Edmond Report

Richard Fowler Report

Willian Denver Report