About The Session

Pupils are introduced to the painting ‘Aesop Composing his Fables’. Pupils try and spot and name the different animals in the painting. Pupils are asked to name the different features of the animal, ie. long beak, sharp teeth, feathers. Gallery staff will tell a number of Aesop’s fables featuring the animals from the painting. We talk about the meaning of the stories, what it means to be fair and why it is important to respect each other’s differences. Pupils have the opportunity to make colourful sculptures based on the different creatures. This is made into a display to go back to school.



We can accommodate a maximum of 35 pupils for this session.


Half Day Session

Half day sessions run 10am – 12pm or 1-3pm, with the option to extend your visit by staying for lunch or doing teacher-led activities in our galleries.

Plan Your Visit

Go to Plan Your Visit for information about prices, payment, parking and everything else you might need.

Make an Enquiry

Please submit your enquiry by emailing the Learning Team at LearningBookings@scll.co.uk

Please include as many details as possible, including:

  • School name and postcode
  • Contact number and email
  • Which session/Discovery Box you are enquiring about
  • Information about year group, number of pupils and any other relevant information
  • When you would like to visit or book
  • Any other questions you may have

Once you have booked, we will send you a confirmation letter via email.

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Other Sessions for Key Stage One

As well as Colourful Creatures and Funny Fables we also offer The Queen’s KnightLark Hill Live! and  Ordsall Alive! for Key Stage One.

Other Art Resources and Sessions

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