Since the creation of Secret Wars 3 years ago, we have built up quite a bit of hype and press attention... This has done wonderful things for the event and has also helped generate huge interest from people who are under 18 years of age.
"School Wars was thoroughly enjoyable. We witnessed professional artists at work which was a great experience, then created our own art. I can't for next year!" - Dan McHale
"An amazingly fantastic experience. The artists have inspired me to draw forever!" Rory McGetrick
These people have tried and failed to get into our regular Secret Wars nights across the country and have constantly emailed Monorex to ask for change!
Finally after much planning and energy from the Monorex & edding camps...School Wars was born! Created from a frustration and strong demand for Secret Wars to cater for the core youth of this World..
On the 23rd October, Monorex hosted the first ever large scale School Wars finals - This at first seemed like a logistical nightmare with the limited time we had to set up and recruit 16 schools. But with lots of hard work from everyone involved and the huge support from our lovely sponsors Ubisoft, edding, Reebok and Suso.
The whole event was one massive experiment but one that went really well! I am proud to say all the students and schools involved expressed how much fun they had... Quotes and interviews coming soon.
The Turtles Challenge wall created by Alfa & Stika
Wii action in the SUSO area
Some of the walls created on the day
Nintendo Wii action, we had 6 booths around the space
Close up shots of the action and workshops with team Monorex and edding
We arranged for Pizza Express Shoreditch to cook us 100 pizza's! A huge challenge for them but one they did in under an hour...
Pizza was obviously selected because it's the Turtles favorite food.
Stika showing a student a few tips
"It's an amazing project that not only entertains the kids but opens their eye's to the idea of 'going BIG'. Most of the young people involved never really get the chance to draw or paint on a large scale because of classroom restrictions, but School Wars can offer the wall space, big juicy markers and guidance that's needed to produce these large pieces." - STIKA
The prizes supplied by our generous sponsors:
Ubisoft - 5 X Wii machines (one for each winning team member) + a copy of the Turtles Smash Up game each.
Reebok - A fresh pair of Reebok kicks from the exclusive Reebok lounge
Edding - A range of pens and drawing equipment
And the famous golden marker pen medals (hand made) with an extra special trophy for the School cabinet!
Some of the teams afterwards outside in front of the wall
The winners Canterbury College
Stanborough school (A&B)
My old school Sandown high school
The winning wall in this years final - Canterbury College