Children and young people from local schools were honoured for their creative talents at a glittering awards bash.

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The annual Digital Learning Awards - The Digis - took place at the Grand Theatre on Monday (11 July, 2016) and celebrated the achievements of learners and teachers in film and digital media creativity.

Around 500 entries were submitted for 10 categories by pupils from schools across Wolverhampton, including animation, publication, music, short film, audio, artwork and photography, and design. There were also awards for the best computer game or programme, most innovative practice and collaboration.

Councillor Barry Findlay, the Mayor of Wolverhampton, opened the event and said: "The Digis has once again highlighted the immense talent we have 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 students, and their teachers, worked hard for their awards, and it was a real pleasure to be part of such an uplifting event."

Councillor Claire Darke, Cabinet Member for Education, added: "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 extremely 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."

Among the winners and finalist winners in Early Years and Key Stage 1 were pupils from D'Eyncourt, Trinity CE, SS Peter & Paul, Perry Hall, Bilston CE, Villiers, Wilkinson, Oxley, Dunstall Hill, West Park, Oak Meadow, St Stephen's CE, St Alban's CE, Merridale, Stowlawn, Fallings Park, Parkfield and East Park primary schools, Broadmeadow Special School and Penn Fields School.

Winners and finalists at Key Stage 2 to 5 included pupils from St Stephen's CE, Bilston CE, Stowlawn, Dunstall Hill, Dunstall Hill, St Stephen's CE, D'Eyncourt, Dovecotes, Berrybrook, Perry Hall, Merridale, Oak Meadow, Wilkinson, Eastfield, Trinity CE, Villiers, Green Park, Palmers Cross, St Alban's CE, St Luke's CE, Oxley, Stowlawn, St Teresa's, and Lanesfield primary schools, Highfields School, The Royal School, Heath Park School, St Matthias, Westcroft School, The King's CE School, Penn Hall School, Penn Fields School and Tettenhall Wood.

People can see a video montage of Early Years and Key Stage 1 entries by visiting Type=links;Linkid=7385;Title=DIGIs 2016 - Afternoon Ceremony;Target=_blank; . For the Key Stage 2 to Key Stage 5 entries, please visit Type=links;Linkid=7386;Title=DIGIs 2016 - Evening Ceremony;Target=_blank;,

  • released: Wednesday 13 July, 2016