ArtSTUDENTS made their mark with their creativity with an end of term art exhibition that proved to be a red letter day.

All year groups at Darlington School of Mathematics and Science have worked for months on a range of creations in order to stage the exhibition.

Year 7 students tackled a mail art project in which they chose any topic they wanted to illustrate an envelope, as Cécile Cowdery did during World War II and artists did in the 1950s.

Along with the envelope, pupils developed an original creative piece of writing in English lessons which reflected the subject of the envelope.

The written work was then placed in the envelope and posted with all the work coming back through the postal system, complete with stamps and then exhibited together.

Also exhibited were their sketchbooks and cathedral window designs with Year 8 creating a group sculpture of a turtle based on aboriginal art.

Years 9, 10 and 11 exhibited their art GCSE work, while design technology showed off various pieces of exam work.

Head of Technology Pete Doughty created the exhibition space with the help of pupils to showcase the work.

Head of art Rachael Neville said: “All those who attended the exhibition were full of praise for the work created by the pupils and it was lovely to see proud parents looking on as their child talked enthusiastically about their own work.”