What drawing/animation packages do you use?

Since we have gone the Windows 7 route we are hitting the end of the life for Serif DrawPlus X2 and PhotoPlus X2.

The age of the students are years 5 to 8 (9 to 13 years of age).

They have the use of Drawing tablets and Dual Screen systems in the ICT suite.

We are considering going the Adobe route i.e. Illustrator, Photoshop and flash.

We use Thick clients i.e. no VDI solution and all the machines are Win7 32bit with nVidia 210 Graphics cards and about 4GB allthough 3GB usable.

Thanks in anticipation to reply