Hartismere School

Est. 1451. An outstanding coeducational secondary school & sixth form college and England's first academy

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designermakers21 - Big Draw Press Release.

IT'S A DRAW AT THE 'DRAW OFF' !!!designermakers21 at St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk launched their Big Draw events, part of the world's biggest drawing festival, with a 'Draw Off' between students from Diss High School and Hartismere School on Saturday 17 October. Diss High School team of Kinga Dominczyk, Mischa Gibbons, Elsi Holden, Ava Worthington, Pip Kaley and Ben Carpenter took on four talented students from Hartismere School, Emily Roberts-McEwen, Joseph Greaney, Jack Grange and Kirsty Frith. The winning team to be decided by the loudest round of applause at the end.Using the workshop studio walls as their canvas, the contest commenced! After the final bell and ear splitting applause for both teams. The referee for the evening declared the 2015 'Draw Off' a draw to rapturous applause from the enthusiastic audience.Team captain Kinga Dominczyh and Ben Carpenter from Diss High School said after the event “We had a worthy opponent, the 'Draw Off' is a great opportunity for us all and we thoroughly enjoyed it, great working with Hartismere, we had a really fantastic time.” Team Captain Emily Roberts-McEwen and Joseph Greaney from Hartismere said “It was a great experience, we were apprehensive prior to the evening but working as a team boosted our confidence.”Clare Birks from designermakers21, said the theme for the Big Draw events this year was 'Every Drawing Tells a Story' and both teams work captured the theme beautifully.Next Saturday, the 24th October, there is a FREE Drawing 'Drop in' Workshop for adults and children 11am – 3pm at designermakers21 with Oyster Press and Clare Birks. Why not come along and view Diss High School & Hartismere's work and have fun exploring different drawing and printing techniques and drawing your own stories. Designermakers21 would like to thank Francis Cupiss Ltd, Tesco Diss, and Morrisons Diss for their donations towards The Big Draw event at designermakers21. The Campaign for Drawing is an international charity launched in 2000 and has one aim: to get everyone drawing! Drawing helps us to understand the world, think, feel, shape and communicate ideas. It is fun, accessible and invaluable - in education and everyday life.www.bigdraw.org Contact: Clare Birks, St Nicholas Street, Diss, Norfolk IP22 4LB