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The Big Draw 2019: Drawn to Life

The October Big Draw Festival is an annual celebration of the power of drawing with hundreds of schools from all over the world taking part including the students here at the British International School HCMC.

The Big Draw Festival

For many students, drawing is a means of understanding the world, how it looks, and how it works. There is increasing evidence to suggest that drawing is the single most powerful tool for learning and retaining new ideas.

The power of drawing

Drawing is a truly universal tool that can build bridges, communicate across oceans and make dreams a reality.

Drawing is a vital tool in many professions: From mathematicians to surgeons, architects to engineers, therapists, political commentators to graphic designers. The humble pencil has built many a pioneer within every profession you can imagine.

Drawing is a transferable skill which helps in all subjects. We believe in drawing to learn not learning to draw.

Almost every new idea or invention starts as a drawing!

Almost everything made by mankind started as a drawing or sketch of some kind. From the humble toilet roll to the latest iPhone, they all began existence as a drawing, because at some point they had to be explained to somebody. Everything you use every day in school, at home or on your journey started out as a drawing!

One of drawing’s greatest strengths is its ability to convey complex ideas or messages in a clear and understandable way. Drawing has and continues, to change the world.

Why is drawing good for us all?

  • Improves your memory
  • Makes you more observant - you see more around you and you notice more!
  • Improves concentration skills
  • Makes you more resilient
  • Reduces stress
  • Makes you happier!

1st-31st October – The 30 day Drawing Challenge

BIS HCMC 30 Day Drawing Challenge 2019

Draw anything from the list any time every day! Use post it notes or a drawing pad and add them to the board outside room 309.

14th – 18th October – The Great Doodle Mural in the Undercroft at lunchtime

Everyone can join in. Go pick up one of the Pens supplied, start anywhere, add a shape, add a line, add a pattern, collaborate to create.

1st – 18th October – Weekly Drawing Competitions for the Wellbeing Wall

  • Week 1: Things that Spark Joy! Draw what makes you happy when you are feeling down. The winning entries for each year will be displayed on the wellness wall in the Student Centre. Full  entry details on Google Classroom. Closing date Friday 11th October
  • Week 2: Things to do if you feel anxious or sad. Draw what you do to feel better when you are feeling worried. Closing date Friday 18th October.

15th October – The Great Teacher’s Drawing Challenge at lunchtime in Room 309

The Big Draw

Come and watch your teachers in action!

Join our BIG DRAW Google classroom for information on how you can be involved.