THE WORLD’S largest art festival – the Big Draw – went down a treat at Amesbury School in Hindhead.

Even better, residents from Miford’s Clockhouse Day Centre were also invited to join in the fun.

Kerry Tristram, head of visual art, said: “Every October we look forward to taking part and the theme ‘Drawn to Life: Creativity for health and well being’ seemed particularly apt.

“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 lives, 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 more relaxed pace the children were able to visit our Zen room to enjoy colouring by candlelight.

“A highlight was when a group of arty residents from The Clockhouse came. The children flourished in their company and a great time was had by all. It was a fantastic day.”