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

Type=image;ImageID=13407;ImageClass=left;ImageTitle=Digital Learning Awards - The Digis;TitleClass=strong;

Type=image;ImageID=13408;ImageClass=left;ImageTitle=Councillor Elias Mattu congratulates Mya Wuggan and Ruby Steadman;TitleClass=strong;

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

Around 500 entries were submitted into a range of categories by pupils from schools across Wolverhampton, including animation, publication, music, short film, audio, artwork, photography and design. There were also awards for the best computer game or programme, most innovative practice and a collaborative online writing project.

Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Elias Mattu, who opened the awards ceremony, said: "The Digis has once again highlighted the immense talent we have in our City's 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, the City of Wolverhampton Council's 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 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, Perry Hall, Bilston CE, Villiers, Wilkinson, Dunstall Hill, West Park, Oak Meadow, St Stephen's CE, St Alban's CE, Merridale, Stowlawn, St Alban's CE, St Michael's CE, Loxdale, Graiseley, St Luke's CE, St Anthony's Catholic, Eastfield and Merridale primary schools, Phoenix Nursery, Penn Fields and Green Park schools and Broadmeadow Special School.

Winners and finalists at Key Stage 2 to 5 included pupils from St Stephen's CE, Bilston CE, Dunstall Hill, D'Eyncourt, Dovecotes, Berrybrook, Merridale, Oak Meadow, Wilkinson, Eastfield, Trinity CE, Green Park, Palmers Cross, St Alban's CE, St Luke's CE, Goldthorn Park, St Anthony's Catholic, West Park, Graiseley, St Michael's CE, St Patrick's Catholic, Long Knowle and St Paul's CE primary schools, Highfields School, The Royal School, Heath Park School, St Matthias, St Edmunds Catholic, The King's CE School, Penn Hall School, Penn Fields School and Tettenhall Wood.

You can view all of the work produced for these awards at Wolverhampton Art Gallery until 1 October. You can also see video montages and photographs of the event by visiting The Digis' Type=links;Linkid=8631;Title=Afternoon;Target=_blank; and Type=links;Linkid=8633;Title=Evening;Target=_blank; Ceremonies.

  • released: Tuesday 25 July, 2017