‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ is an English proverb that means sometimes a picture has the power to convey something more effectively and profoundly than the written word.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the National Portrait Gallery, has set up a nationwide project called ‘Hold Still’ where they hope to capture a snapshot of the people of the UK living at this time, which they will put together to create a collective portrait of our nation during this pandemic.  They are asking people to submit their own photographic portrait taken during these extraordinary times. Details of that competition can be found on the following website https://www.npg.org.uk/hold-still/

This week Mrs Alteirac asked the boys to do something similar. This is what she said: If you had to sum up your lockdown experience in one picture, what would it look like? This week I would like you to reflect on this and have a go at taking a picture that is meaningful to your lockdown experience. The picture might be something that reflects a feeling, thought, mood, challenge, or even a miracle that’s taken place during lockdown. Once you’ve taken the picture, explain in your diary why this pictures reflects an aspect of your lockdown experience. I am looking for photos which capture emotion and convey experience, not photographic expertise. We will put all of the photos together in a slideshow for a future Celebration Assembly. There were some super responses and here are a selection below.