Year 8 pupils at Derby Grammar School are celebrating today as they have all successfully passed their Bronze Arts Award.

With projects ranging from the design of 3D printed connector brackets and model aeroplanes to nature photography, video and music production, pupils have excelled themselves and shown exceptional imagination, creativity and project development skills.

Elaine Sellors, Head of Creative Arts at Derby Grammar School, said: “we have been entering the Bronze Arts Award for a number of years as we feel the value our pupils gain in researching and developing their own project, and communicating what they have learnt to their peers, is invaluable. I have been tremendously impressed with the commitment and the standard of work from our pupils this year.”

Jasper Grace (12) has focused his project on photography. He then taught a class about the controls on a digital camera. He said: “I found standing in front of the class quite hard to start with, but then I settled in to it and really enjoyed it.”

Arts Award inspires young people to grow their arts and leadership talents. It is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.