AN original piece of art by students will be on display at a popular venue.

The colourful work was created by youngsters at Harwich and Dovercourt High School and forms part of an exhibition at Harwich Arts and Heritage Centre.

The piece of art, which could be seen by June 15, depicts sustainable energy, wind turbines and the sea.

The artwork was designed in an after-school project by a 15-strong team of 13 and 14-year-old students together with local illustrator and graphic designer David Meldrum.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: The original artwork will hang inside Galloper's operations and maintenance baseThe original artwork will hang inside Galloper's operations and maintenance base

Louise Craigie, director of art and innovation faculty at the school, said.” To have created a piece of artwork on that scale is quite a challenge and pressure.

“The team worked so well together to produce a really collaborative piece of work.”

The piece was commissioned and funded by Galloper Offshore Wind Farm as part of its ongoing work with the local community and schools.

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Sean Chenery, general manager for Galloper, said: “Despite the challenges of the past two years, these talented pupils have created a piece of artwork, that for them, represents offshore wind and we are delighted that it is going to hang as a permanent installation in our operations and maintenance facility.”