Creative students from local schools will be given the star treatment at an annual awards ceremony next week.

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The Digital Learning Awards - the Digis - will be held at the Grand Theatre on Monday (6 July, 2015) and will celebrate the film and media achievements of learners and teachers.

More than 500 entries have been submitted by pupils from schools in Wolverhampton and the surrounding areas. The 13 categories include animation, short film, audio, digital publication, digital artwork, digital music, computer games or programmes and eSafety.

Two ceremonies will be held on the day with Early Years and Key Stage 1 children being handed their gongs in the afternoon and pupils from Key Stages 2 to 5 receiving their awards in the evening.

Councillor Claire Darke, Wolverhampton City Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "It is always thrilling to see the fantastic, creative skills of our children and young people recognised.

"The talent on display and the standard of the entries seems to get better each year and the judges will have an incredibly difficult task selecting the winners.

"Digital technology is a very important part of the curriculum and pupils and staff in Wolverhampton have access to a range of fantastic software which enables our children to be wonderfully creative, producing animations, artwork, stories, films and podcasts.

"I am very much looking forward to the ceremony and everyone who has submitted an entry should be rightly proud of their work."

Parents can still purchase tickets to the ceremony, priced £2.50, from the Grand Theatre Box Office on 01902 429212. People will be able to follow the awards on Twitter on Monday using the hashtag, #digis2015.

  • released: Wednesday 1 July, 2015