Wolverhampton Arts and Heritage Service has been working with young people from Wolverhampton and Coventry to create thought-provoking images to challenge perceptions of disability. Professional artist Lisa Gunn helped pupils produce digital work based on the theme of identity, ranging from short documentaries and fine-art videos to sound installations and still photography. These included self-portraits such as Monique, shot floating free in water without her wheelchair, and Jay, who chose the pose of a gangster, something you would not associate with disability. The exhibition, which started at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, toured the country for a month.
Thirteen, a pupil-founded company from Colchester County High School for Girls, was awarded the silver medal at Young Enterprise's European Company of the Year finals in Sardinia. Responding to child obesity in the UK, it set up a business that developed the "Vegimat", a place mat-cum-wall chart to encourage fruit and vegetable consumption.
Bladon CofE Primary School in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, took first prize in the Excellence in Forestry Schools Awards 2010 for its environmental project on sustainable forestry.
More than 150 children attended Chesterfield Children's University's first graduation ceremony last week. Pupils aged seven to 14 won awards for learning outside of school hours.
Minister for culture Ed Vaizey gives Saints Crew, from St Columba's Catholic Boys' School in Bexley, Kent, two thumbs up for their impressive floor moves. Mr Vaizey was a special guest at Dancing On Parliament, part of London's nine-day Big Dance event, where the talented teenagers were representing the Step Into Dance youth initiative.