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Ipads gift helps art group get creative

Posted on 11 December 2012

Students of Sir Roger Manwood’s School, Sandwich, travelled to Margate on Monday to meet members of Thanet day hospice’s Time To Create art group for whom they have bought three Apple Ipads.

Earlier this year, the teenagers from years eight and nine, collected £1,300 from cake sales, non uniform days and a sponsored ice skating session to buy the tablet computers.

They are being put to good use by patients and they very much enjoy using the Ipads’ painting software to make colourful and creative work.

Group leader Beverley Garrett said she was delighted the students had given the Ipads. “We’re using the same software on them as David Hockney which has proved easy to use and inspired us to try out new things.

“Some of the group have really taken to the idea, they draw pictures and then email them to print off at home or share with their families. Several have been made into cards or posters as presents.”

Group member Eve Freeman, 74, said: “Using an Ipad for this is great and helps me feel relaxed and able to breathe more easily. I can draw and colour anything. If I don’t like it or make a mistake, I can go back over it.”


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