Every October we look forward to taking part in the World’s biggest drawing festival and this year was no exception. The theme: ‘Drawn to Life; Creativity for Health & Well Being’ seemed particularly apt when the well-being of our school community is very much a current focus.
All children from Pre-Nursery through to Year 8 had the opportunity to engage in the wide range of activities on offer over the course of the day.
From drawing portraits and still life’s, to sun printing and mood painting, Rothko style, there was something for everyone. The children were able to work collaboratively on large scale pieces including our ‘Graffiti wall of Gratitude’ and the huge Jackson Pollock style floor painting. For a more relaxed pace, the children were able to visit our Zen colouring room to enjoy colouring by candlelight.
A highlight of the day for us was when a group of arty residents from The Clockhouse day care centre in Milford came to join the fun alongside our Reception children. The children flourished in their company and a great time was had by all!
It was a fantastic day and one that clearly demonstrated to us all how taking the time to engage in drawing, whatever shape or form, can truly enhance your well-being!