STUDENTS from a secondary school have been hailed for their artistic talents

A pair of Oswestry School art students have been highly commended by Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery after entering a national competition, and are set to have their work displayed at the venue.

Year 11 pupil Jennifer Cyffin-Jones and six former Luke Windsor have been selected to have their work shown in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery after entering the Inspire 2018 art competition.

Now in its third year Inspire 2018 is a youth art competition for 5-19 year olds, this year taking its inspiration from colour.

Entrants were challenged to demonstrate how they were inspired by colour or what colour meant to them.

The entries displayed were selected by a judging panel formed of museum staff, artists and young people.

Out of the 401 entries to the competition only 74 were selected for display and Jenny and Luke's pieces were chosen to be highly commended.

The exhibition, which showcases the work of finalists and winners, will run from the July 22 to September 15 and is free to enter.

Oswestry School offers art and design scholarships that are awarded to talented artists who have a passion and love of the subject.

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