Budding young artists showcased their artistic flair with a school exhibition that featured 600 pieces of work. 

Children from reception all the way through to year six created artwork for the gallery at Briercliffe Primary School. 

Art subject leader, Claire St Pierre, said: "We planned the gallery to boost the children's confidence in art and their self-esteem. 

"We hoped to inspire the younger children with the work of their older peers too. We wanted to give our budding artists a platform to demonstrate their talents to their peers, parents, and wider school community."

The work was displayed over two days and featured a wide variety of styles and influences, including year two's Aboriginal patterns, collages based on the work of Eduardo Paolozzi from year one, digital space art by year five, Remembrance Day painted pebbles from year four and watercolour creatures in the style of Quentin Blake by year five. 

Claire added: "It has been a few months in the planning and a great team effort but when we eventually opened our doors for the first viewing, we knew it was worth it. 

"We had a huge amount of parents visiting the art gallery and lots of very positive comments. This is the first gallery that we have held at Briercliffe Primary School and it certainly won't be our last. 

"The children have really enjoyed celebrating their artwork and sharing it with their parents and siblings."

Scarlett Bull, a year one pupil, saw her older brother, Reuben's portrait of a famous author.  She said: "I didn't like it, I loved it. I couldn't believe how good he was at drawing." 

She said she was also proud of her own work but wants to keep getting even better.

There were also collages based on the work of Megan Coyle by year four children, observational drawings and Kandinsky patterns by reception class, portraits in the style of Delita Martin by year one, sketched portraits by year six and sketches of the Iron Man from year three.