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Pupils from Elm Tree Primary school have taken part in the Big Draw competition with the winners of each year group getting to spend the day at East Norfolk Sixth Form College.

Lyndsay Carylon, Head of Art, organised the event, saying “This has been a fantastic opportunity for East Norfolk to promote the universal language of drawing to young people at Elm Tree Primary School. Our big draw event received a body of high-quality drawings and designs of Mandala’s and they have been showcased in an exhibition at EN. Pupils also took part in a printmaking workshop with a focus of how creativity can be used to promote health and well-being.”

The pupils had the opportunity to see their work up in exhibition at the College and were also awarded by the Principal with a goodie bag and certificate in recognition of their amazing mandala designs.

Year 6 pupil Daisy said: “I love art and want to do it for my career. It has been so cool to see our work up alongside all the college students”.

They then went on to do an afternoon workshop where they were able to experiment with their mandala designs which had been printed onto lino. Using different coloured inks to print onto paper the pupils could get creative with their work. Ashton from year 3 said: “We have never done printing like this in school before, so it has been fun to learn something new”.

East Norfolk Principal, Dr Catherine Richards said: ‘The pupils at Elm Tree have produced some outstanding work. Their designs were fantastic, and they worked brilliantly in our workshop. It was a pleasure to have them at College and I know Arthur, our College dog, was very interested to find out what was happening. East Norfolk provides a huge variety of creative subjects which are critical for the future economic prosperity of our area, so it is a pleasure to inspire children for the future.’

This has been a fantastic opportunity for East Norfolk to promote the universal language of drawing to young people at Elm Tree Primary School. Our big draw event received a body of high-quality drawings and designs of Mandala’s and they have been showcased in an exhibition at EN. Pupils also took part in a printmaking workshop with a focus of how creativity can be used to promote health and well-being.