Talented pupils at the Warriner School in Bloxham have been showing off their creative skills as part of a recycled art festival.
Called ‘Totally Rubbish’, the event is held every two years and asks students to create a piece of art using any bits of old and discarded material and bring it into school.
The collection of artwork was then displayed in the school hall last Thursday, with the best ones picking up an award.
One of the award winners was 14-year-old Jay Clarke who created a lifesize model of a dog based on his family pet, a Goldendoodle called Wilf.
He said: “I made a horse’s head out of bottle caps last time and thought I would try something different this year so created a dog based on Wilf using chickenwire. I really enjoyed it and am thinking about pursuing art for A-level. I was quite surprised to win because I did not expect it.”
Thirteen-year-old Max Komodikis also created a dog and used various parts from farmyard machinery, including a used suspension. The project took him 12 weeks to complete and he said: “It was a lot of hard work but I really enjoyed it.”
Other winners included James Duffy, 12, who created a crocodile out of tin and cardboard and 12-year-old Toby Heron who used a soap dispenser and bicycle alloys to create a Stegosaurus dinosaur.
Paul Williamson, head of art, added: “I am obviously incredibly proud, the students have got this ethos of hard work and the art they have created is outstanding.”