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Thomas Hardye pupils help with the Big Draw at Damers First School
SIXTH FORM students from a Dorchester school helped put primary school children in the picture of a national drawing project.
The month long campaign aims to get children of all ages drawing and celebrate their creativity.
The Thomas Hardye School pupils arrived at Damers with a collection of fossils borrowed from the Dorset County Museum as well as skulls and fossils from the school biology department to inspire the children as they worked on a ten foot roll of paper.
In all the project involved around 90 children from Damers and 25 students from the Thomas Hardye School.
Head of art at the Thomas Hardye School Amanda Davies said they had been running events to mark the Big Draw campaign at the school and were keen to get younger children involved.
She said the older and younger pupils working together had also proved beneficial and enjoyable for all involved.
Ms Davies said: “We were very keen to link up with them as we have been working with them a lot over the last year and it’s good to get the big kids teaching little students how to draw.
“For the sixth form students it’s really important for them to be able to share knowledge and the younger students really learn much better from their peers rather than just a teacher coming in and telling them.
“It’s been great.”
The giant creation the Damers pupils created will now go on display at the Thomas Hardye School alongside other works completed by students as part of the Big Draw project.
For more information about the Big Draw visit campaignfordrawing.org/bigdraw/
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