2023 Market Drayton Schools’ Calendar

We are delighted to announce that the 2023 edition of the Market Drayton Schools Calendar is now published. The thirteen paintings selected to feature in the 2023 edition of the Calendar are show below.

The Schools Calendar Project was set up in 2014, in collabaration with twelve local Primary schools and Grove Secondary School, to encourage and celebrate local school children’s artwork.

From the outset, over 2000 school children take part each year and local businesses generously sponsored the publishing costs of the calendar. All proceeds from sales are shared equally between the thirteen participating schools. To date, over £10,000 has been raised for the schools.

We are also thrilled that the Market Drayton School’s Calendar Project recently won third place in an award scheme run by Tesco’s Store in Whitchurch and received a cheque for £500 towards the costs of organising the Annual Exhibition and creating the 2022 edition of the Schools Calendar last year.

We are proud of the success of the project and hope that local people will enjoy the Exhibition and help to support its continuance by buying a copy of the 2023 Calendar.

Copies £5.00 are available from the following outlets:-

  • The Festival Drayton Centre [front desk]
  • Market Drayton Libary
  • Brosy’s Computer Shop [by Wilko”s]
  • Glyn’s Framing [Stafford Street]
  • The Style Court Hairdressers, Wilkinsons Walk
  • The Buttercross Bisto, [Cheshire Street]
  • For cash on delivery to your door:
    Suzanne Edwards [sznnedwards@gmail.com] or Phone 01630 698088

All proceeds from sales of the 2023 Calendar this year will be given to each of the 13 participating schools in the form of whole day art workshops led by professional local artist Malcolm Hague, organised within the current academic year.

The Exhibition 2022 Grove School Main Hall

Open to the public on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th October from 10 am -2pm. FREE ENTRY

Each year a minimum of eight children’s paintings of all age groups from each school are selected to be displayed in an Art Exhibition in the Main Hall, Grove School as part of the annual Drayton Arts Festival One of these painting is selected from each school to feature in the printed calendar.

Suzanne Edwards
[Market Drayton Schools Calendar Project Co-ordinator]