We are offering an exciting CPD experience for teachers, using one of our outstanding museum items to inspire creative cross curricular classroom learning. It is based on the National Gallery’s ‘Take One Picture’ programme.

The focus of this year’s ‘Take One’ project is a remarkable Roman figurine of Capricorn made of solid bronze.  It dates to AD 43-200.

Capricorn is a mythical creature, half goat and half fish. Capricorn was the symbol of the Second Legion Augusta, the legion of the Roman army who were responsible for conquering south and south west Britain following the Roman invasion in AD 43. This figurine was found close to the Roman lead mines on the Mendip Hills.

What’s Involved & Take Part

The ‘Take One’ programme includes a CPD training day based at the Museum of Somerset; shared resources for use in the classroom; and a celebration event showcasing pupils’ work to be held at the museum, towards the end of the summer term.

At the CPD day, on 31 January, teachers will explore the history of Capricorn and different ways in which the artefact can be used to inspire learning.

Best of all, for subscribing schools, there is no cost whatsoever for participating in Take One. For non-subscribers, there will be a cost of £150 to take part in the project.

If you’re interested in taking part in this project, please contact Sandy Thomas on sandy.thomas@swheritage.org.uk