Budding artists displayed their work in their school’s annual exhibition.

Pupils of Hertswood Academy, in Thrift Farm Lane, exhibited their work last night in celebration of their hard work.

Both GCSE and A-level students had their work on display, showing off the wide range of talents of the schools pupils.

One A-level student, Georgia O’Brien, will be leaving the school to study English Literature at University.

She said: “I decided to study something I was good at and passionate about, but I won’t stop with my art. It’s definitely something I’ll continue on the side.”

Paintings, photographer and sculptures made up the exhibition, which a number of parents and fellow pupils attended.

While many chose to do more traditional painting, AS level pupil Jayde Hawkins’ final photograph focussed on the theme of elements and used editing software to change the colours of smoke.

Hertsmere Mayor Carey Keates also attended the event, commenting on the “vastly talented” pupils.

Headteacher Peter Gillett said he was pleased to announce that the school predicts 90% of its pupils will receive A* to C grades during the next year.