TWO school children are celebrating after being recognised for their artwork at one of Worcester’s well-known museums.

Their creations, together with those of their classmates, are on display at the Museum of Royal Worcester and the adjacent Royal Porcelain Works until Sunday, February 2.

Flynn Howlett and Hanna Bogusz, year 5 children at Our Lady Queen of Peace Primary School in Worcester, have been crowned the winners of their class art project judged by the Museum of Royal Worcester.

The museum is next to the historic Royal Worcester factory site in Severn Street, also home to the Royal Porcelain Works complex.

The art project was the brainchild of year 5 class teacher, Stella Astill, who decided that the class should create Worcester scenes in the style of painter L.S. Lowry, famous for capturing industrial cityscapes, to link to its ‘Battles and Beyond’ class theme.

Rather than producing a ‘normal’ painting, the children were encouraged to create a commemorative plate design that represented Worcester’s main industries including Lea and Perrins sauce, shoemaking, and porcelain.

The Museum of Royal Worcester agreed to ‘judge’ the class’s creations and to recreate the winners’ designs on actual ceramic plates courtesy of ex-Royal Worcester artist Tony Young. The children will have these plates to keep.

Ms Astill said: “I was very proud of all the children’s plates; they worked so hard on them and really cared about how well their finished item turned out.

“As their teacher, I found the whole experience so worthwhile for the children and the development of their art skills. Having the involvement of the museum gave them purpose and focused them on creating the best piece of art which they possibly could.

“We would like to say a big thank you to both the museum and Tony who were so helpful and accommodating throughout the whole project.”

Sophie Heath, director at the museum, said: “We are delighted to have played a part in supporting this fabulous school initiative.

"We were impressed with the concept of bringing together Worcester’s industrial history and tradition of commemorative plate design at Royal Worcester."