A student’s artwork sits in a cafe after winning the competition


The STUDENTS have been busy drawing in an art competition where the winning piece will be displayed in a cafe.

The Italian cafe, da Stefania, invited students from Chipping Campden School to create a piece of art for the Cambrook Court store as part of a competition to keep the children occupied during the lockdown.

Cafe owner Stef Bellorini, who came up with the idea, said: “It has been great supporting the kids and their passion.

“They need all the support we can give them and I love the feeling that a unique piece of art or an old piece of furniture can give to the store. This makes it personal, warm and welcoming.

Ross Heywood, 12, of Moreton in Marsh was the lucky winner of the £ 50 cash prize and his design can now be found on the large chalkboard under the counter at the cafe.

Ross said: “I was shocked that I won because there were so many other great pieces. It was a bit of a challenge, as the board was bigger than I expected and it couldn’t be pulled flat but hung up.

All other entries also received prizes.

Stef said: “I was so impressed with all of the artwork that I posted several in the store.”

The 38-year-old has lived in Chipping Campden for 15 years.

Stef had worked in the industry for years in Italy and started his cafe in October 2018.

Stef added, “I’m not a chef, but I work hard to incorporate the true flavors of Italy into my homemade focaccia and freshly baked cakes. ”

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