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STUDENTS at a city school have been working on a national drawing campaign.

Pupils in Year 10 at Portsmouth Grammar School have worked on a collaborative project for this year’s Big Draw entitled ‘Architecture, Mapping and Movement’.

The Big Draw is a national campaign for drawing which raises the profile of drawing as a tool for thought, creativity, social and cultural engagement. The campaign has created a new regard for the value of drawing to help people see, think, invent and take action.

GCSE art pupils have been working on the project using a wide range of tools and techniques to record the architectural features and routes around the Old Portsmouth area.

Alison Dyer, head of art and design, said: ‘This project has given the pupils the opportunity to scrutinise their surroundings and observe closely the features they often take for granted on a daily basis.’

The work is available to see at an exhibition until tomorrow at St Thomas’ Cathedral in Old Portsmouth.