STUDENTS have been kept busy drawing as part of an art competition where the winning piece will be displayed in a cafe.

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

Owner of the café, Stef Bellorini, who thought of the idea, said: “It has been brilliant to support the children and their passion.

“They need all the support we can offer and I love the feeling that unique artwork or an old piece of furniture can give to the shop. It makes it personal, warm and welcoming.”

Ross Heywood, aged 12, from Moreton in Marsh was the lucky winner of the £50 cash prize and his design now sits on the big chalk board under the counter in the cafe.

Ross said: “I was shocked to have won, as there were so many other great pieces. It was a bit of a challenge, as the board was bigger than I thought and it couldn’t be drawn on flat but hanging up.”

All the other entries received prizes too.

Stef said: “I was so impressed by all the illustrations, that I have displayed several in the shop.”

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

Stef had worked in the industry for years in Italy, and formed her café in October, 2018.

Stef added: “I am not a chef, but work hard at getting the true flavours of Italy into my homemade Focaccia and freshly made cakes."