On Thursday 22nd November, Year 3 took part in ‘The Tate Year 3 Project’ with Turner Prize and Oscar-winning artist, Steve McQueen. It is a major new artwork, which will culminate in one of the most ambitious schools projects that London has ever seen.

Every Year 3 class across London was invited to take part in the largest group portrait ever made. This will be an epic picture of our city’s pupils and our rich civic diversity in a unique programme for London’s seven and eight-year-olds to explore their hopes and futures in an entirely free to access programme focused on identity, belonging, inclusion and citizenship.

A photographer visited Year 3 and spoke to them about photography and art.  Taking class photographs for the artist to form a vast exhibition of tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils. From November 2019 to May 2020, the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain will be taken over by a vast installation of the photographs, free for all to visit. It will be a celebration of the tens of thousands of young people who will make London their own in years to come.

By taking part, pupils will see themselves in one of the most compelling British artworks of our time at the heart of the nation’s collection.

Mrs Lauder

Steve McQueen can be seen in his own Year 3 photograph here, second row from the front, fifth in from the left.