WIRRAL primary school pupils will have their artwork displayed at a festival in York after winning a competition.

As part of British Science Week, Year 2 pupils at Brookhurst Primary School in Bromborough created a piece of collaborative artwork using a combination of paint and collage inspired by facts they had learned about marine animals and plants.

The artwork was submitted into the Explorify Art Competition in March and Year 2 pupils won in the under seven category.

Tasia Ramejkis, Year 2 class teacher and science lead, said: “As Science Subject Lead and the Year 2 class teacher, I am incredibly proud of our children.

“It was fantastic to see how well they worked together as a team to create a brilliant Blue Planet inspired piece of artwork.

“Not only is this displayed in our school as a celebration of British Science Week, but to hear our work will be on display in the National STEM Learning Centre in York is very exciting.

“Explorify is a global resource and the children’s work is going to be used as the next Start with Art activity.

“We are looking forward to adding some more non-fiction science books in our class reading area using our book token prize.”

As winners of the competition, the children’s artwork will be used as a Start with Art Activity with Explorify, which will be published on the website, ready to be used by more than 100,000 teachers with their classes of children in schools around the world.

Their artwork will also be displayed at the National STEM Learning Centre on June 14 as part of the York Festival of Ideas and the children also received a £50 book token.

Steve Williams, headteacher, said: “Following a review of our art curriculum, we have been keen to raise the profile of the teaching of art across the whole school.

“To make learning purposeful, as part of British Science Week, we combined the two subjects and took the opportunity to enter the work into the Explorify Art Competition.

"For the children to have this recognition is a testament to the quality of teaching and learning taking place.”