This page is for schools who are using Petit, and perhaps our publications or website, in the classroom.

A number of schools, starting in Staffordshire, are starting to use Petit in the classroom. The Petit Society welcomes and supports all schools who want to join in.

Petit’s work provides a basis for Art, local History, Geography and architectural appreciation projects.

So far it is being used in secondary schools, from KS3 to A level, and a special needs school. Soon we hope a primary school will use it in their year 5 and 6.

Lichfield Cathedral from the north

The spot where this picture was done is easily located…. and is completely different now….Petit had lots to say about the Cathedral building, which is unchanged

“ Petit’s Tours of Old Staffordshire by Phillip Modiano is a beautifully presented book which is an excellent addition to our Art section here at King Edward VI School Library Resource Centre.  The Lichfield links, make it is highly relevant to local studies and has been used by the Geography department to support Key Stage 5, but is accessible for lower down the school too. I can see potential use for the History dept, especially in conjunction with the wider work which Philip is planning.  This cross-curricular resource, by a knowable and passionate author is highly recommended.”         Mrs Emery, Librarian, King Edward Vi School Lichfield  

St Peter's Wolverhampton from West park. The church was restored since Petit painted it with important differences

The Petit Society:

  • has sent out a free book to secondary schools in Staffordshire and elsewhere,
  • offers a whole classroom worth of books at reduced prices
  • is arranging an essay prize for Young Historians from 2021, and an event for Artists for Petit inspired pictures…
  • supports individual school activities

Contact if you would like to participate. We especially would like to get some pilot primary schools started. Later we will host a blog post for schools here….meanwhile we will post initial comments ourselves

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