Drawing is the future at Ellon Primary

A local artist held workshops with some of the children
A local artist held workshops with some of the children

Ellon Primary School put pen to paper for one whole day to acknowledge a national campaign.

The school took part in a national competition called the Big Draw which saw pupils and their parents take part in drawing activities during the day.

A group of P4s and P5s getting arty

A group of P4s and P5s getting arty

Different stations were arranged throughout the hall around the theme of the future.

Artists from Peterhead and Newburgh gave up their time to hold workshops with the pupils to give them hints and tips about their artwork.

Head Teacher, Mrs Coriner said: “It’s been absolutely great, there’s been a buzz about the place.

“It gives the children the freedom to imagine.

“We invited the parents to come along and join in as well.

“No one is allowed to leave the hall until they have drawn a picture of something, it can be anything!”

Pupils at one table said that they were having a great time.

“I would be normally be doing maths just now, but this is much more fun,” said one P4/5 boy.

The national campaign has created a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action.

Its ambition is to change the way drawing is perceived by educationalists and the public. This has won support from leading practitioners in the creative industries and in art, architecture and design colleges. The event takes a wider view, seeing drawing as a basic human skill useful in all walks of life.