RECYCLABLE art has been put on display in a school exhibition.

Grange Junior School, on Grange Drive, Swindon, held the two-night event after students spent days creating eco-friendly art with a nature theme. Clarissa Trosky, a Year 6 teacher and the art and craft exhibition organiser, said the two-day event had about 100 visitors and was a great creative exercise.

She said: "It was a great success for the students and teachers because we all learned how to be creative with items we would usually have thrown away.

"It was important for them all to experience their creative side while also having a piece of art on display.

"All the children really enjoyed it. They all encouraged their parents to come and it was great to see the smiles on their faces when they explained what their pieces of art meant and how they created it.

"I want to thank all the people that came to the exhibition and all the children and teachers for taking part and helping to create it."

More than 350 children took part in the art creation process and 95 per cent of the art was sold to parents for £1, the proceeds of which will go to paying for the exhibition's extra costs.

The exhibitions, which are staged every two years, saw Swindon mayor, as well as parents and teachers, attend.