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Through the Window

painting by Jaweria Sethi, director of Edopia School, Pakistan, April 2020

Look out of your window: -  Draw a picture of what you can see – either the whole view or something in particular that you like. Tell us about your drawing: what can you see? How does it make you feel? 

We plan to share and develop this theme, as the responses to this open invitation come in, and to offer - and to get - further suggestions. 

Even over the Easter weekend, we have had some lovely early responses to the suggested first focus 'Out of the Window' 


Shared by children & their parents ...

Through the Window (slideview)

  • Garden Picture, Claudia
  • Sunshade, Edward
  • Edward,  by Ruth Clough
  • James RuthClough
  • James2 RuthClough
  • Thomas RuthClough
  • Thomas2 RuthClough
  • Image1hettie
  • FromCathGrace
  • Fromcath1
  • Arvid   Tractor
  • Yannick    Tractor
  • 20200424   Claudia Fairy Garden Page 1
  • 20200424   Sebby Dinosaur Page 1
  • Ruth3a Space
  • Ruth2 Space
  • Evelyn
  • Felicity
  • Martha
  • Ollie
  • Penny
  • Thomas
  • William
  • Isaac1
  • Era
  • Freddie
  • Harriett
  • Louay
  • Louis
  • Oliver
  • Riley
  • Scarlett
  • Sienna1
  • Sienna
  • Thomas 2
  • Thor
  • Imogen
  • This is my garden. It makes me feel happy. Claudia, Kirkoswald
  • “I like the shape of the top bit” (of the umbrella) “Feel safe, protects us from the rain and hot sun”. Edward, Kirkoswald
  • Edward
  • “Red letter box. Me like postman and red”. James (3), Kirkoswald
  • James
  • “There is a tree and mountains”. “I can see the tree well and I like it”. Thomas (5), Kirkoswald
  • Thomas
  • "This is a drawing of outside of my window. I can see lots of houses and I feel happy knowing there are lots of nice people living around me."

    Hettie (8)
  • Grace drawing outside
  • "This tree makes me think about: Billie the dog, think about the pigeons in their nest, swing on the branches like a monkey and smell the daffodils."

    Grace, Kirkoswald
  • He drew a tractor in the field opposite their window. It has a red trailer on. He said he likes tractors and he likes to watch them when they are working in the field.

    Arvid (5), Kirkoswald
  • Yannicks picture shows a tractor with a trailer in front of a nearby barn and on the trailer is a quad bike and a smaller tractor. Yannick loves everything to do with farming and wants to be a farmer when he has grown up.

    "Then I can drive all the big machines"

    Yannick, Kirkoswald
  • My window is looking into a fairy garden. I can see rainbow grass, spinning flowers, a magic door and a fairy with special magic wings.

    Claudia, age 6, Kirkoswald
  • This window is looking onto dinoasur land. I can see a T.Rex with his cubs and a mummy T.Rex who looks like a banana.

    Sebby, aged 3, Kirkoswald
  • "I am looking out of a space ship. I would feel funny because I would be looking into out of space."

    Edward, 7, Penrith
  • "I am travelling in a space rocket. I can see the moon and an alien."

    Tom (5), Penrith
  • "I am travelling in a space rocket. I can see the moon and an alien."

    Tom (5), Penrith
  • "Through my window"

    Felicity, Woolenwick
  • "Through my window"

    Marrtha, Woolenwick
  • "Through my window"

    Ollie, Woolenwick
  • "Through my window"

    Penny, Woolenwick
  • It makes me happy.

    Thamas, Woolenwick
  • Through my window ...

    William, Woolenwick
  • Green grass, brown fence, blue sky, green tree, yellow sun, black birds. The garden makes me feel good and happy

    Isaac, Woolenwick
  • Era, Woolenwick

    I can see trees and a walking path with people walking through with their dogs happy.

  • Freddie, Woolenwick

    Through my window

  • Harriett, Woolenwick

    Through my window

  • Louay, Woolenwick

    Through my window

  • Louis, Woolenwick

    Through my window

  • Oliver, Woolenwick

    Through my window

  • Riley, Woolenwick

    I can see my big fence, my footballs, clouds and rain on my swing. I feel sad when I can’t play outside.

  • Scarlett, Woolenwick

    I can see trees and a farm field. Sometimes I see the tractor. Sometimes I see the sunset. I feel happy when I look out of my window.

  • Sienna, Woolenwick

    When I feel sad, I go on the swing to play. I can see my swimming pool. It makes me feel happy because I get to jump in it and make a gigantic SPLASH!

  • Sienna, Woolenwick

    When I feel sad, I go on the swing to play. I can see my swimming pool. It makes me feel happy because I get to jump in it and make a gigantic SPLASH!

  • Thomas, Woolenwick

    I can see my garden from my window. It makes me feel happy. I feel happy when I look after my sunflower.

  • Thor, Woolenwick

    Through my window

  • Imogen, Woolenwick

    I see… mud kitchen, fence, trees, sun, grass, birds. I feel happy.

  • Garden Picture, Claudia
  • Sunshade, Edward
  • Edward,  by Ruth Clough
  • James RuthClough
  • James2 RuthClough
  • Thomas RuthClough
  • Thomas2 RuthClough
  • Image1hettie
  • FromCathGrace
  • Fromcath1
  • Arvid   Tractor
  • Yannick    Tractor
  • 20200424   Claudia Fairy Garden Page 1
  • 20200424   Sebby Dinosaur Page 1
  • Ruth3a Space
  • Ruth2 Space
  • Evelyn
  • Felicity
  • Martha
  • Ollie
  • Penny
  • Thomas
  • William
  • Isaac1
  • Era
  • Freddie
  • Harriett
  • Louay
  • Louis
  • Oliver
  • Riley
  • Scarlett
  • Sienna1
  • Sienna
  • Thomas 2
  • Thor
  • Imogen


”Windows Anywhere ...."

Thank you for all your lovely pictures: they showed children's eye for detail and capacity to interpret what they see and how it makes them feel. Sorry we had to turn some round.

Do send us more and we’ll add them. 

spacewindow inline image previewHere is a new suggestion for you: we thought it would be fascinating to see what the children would think of if they imagined looking through another window – a submarine window maybe, or a spaceship... a window into a jungle... anything at all that they would like to consider, I’m sure they will think of lots of interesting vistas and we would love to see their ideas!

“Imagine you could make your own window anywhere, looking out onto whatever you want. The window could be on a rocket, a submarine or anywhere else you choose. What can you see from your window? Can you draw it? How would you feel looking out from this window?"

from Chris Merrick & Catherine Reding

Monday 20th April