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Students get digital to scoop top awards at The Digis

Pupils from dozens of local schools were honoured for their creative talents at a glittering awards ceremony.

Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Phil Page with pupils from Trinity CE Primary School and Woodthorne Primary School, who were among the 60 winners on the day
Digital Learning Awards

The annual Digital Learning Awards - The Digis - took place at the Grand Theatre last week and celebrated the achievements of children and young people and their teachers in film and digital media creativity.

Hundreds of entries were submitted in a range of categories by pupils from schools across Wolverhampton, including animation, publication, music, short film, audio, artwork, photography and design.

Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Phil Page, who opened the awards ceremony, said: "The Digis proved once again that digital creativity and innovation is thriving in our schools.

"We had excellent and deserving winners across all age groups and I know the judges had a tough time selecting them as all the entries were impressive."

The Digis are organised by the City of Wolverhampton Council's Learning Technologies Team and Councillor Lynne Moran, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: "ICT is a very important part of the curriculum and pupils and staff in our schools have access to a range of fantastic software which enables our children to be wonderfully creative, producing animations, artwork, films and podcasts.

"I am delighted to see the hard work of young people and teachers recognised in this way and everyone concerned should feel rightly proud of their efforts."

Montages of work that were shown on the day are available on Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team's YouTube channel. All shortlisted digital artwork will also be displayed at Wolverhampton Art Gallery over the summer.

Wolverhampton Learning Technologies Team works with teachers and students to maximise the potential of the latest technologies in the classroom and help schools to achieve their eLearning goals.

  • released: Wednesday 11 July, 2018