A HALSTEAD church is displaying artwork from local school pupils in a bid to highlights the talents of the town’s young creatives.

The Holy Trinity Church, an out-of-use Anglican building located on Chapel Hill, is currently holding an open exhibition called Special Places to showcase paintings from students at Richard de Clare, St Andrews Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Ramsey Academy, and the Halstead Resource Centre.

The championing exhibit, which was conceived by charitable group Friends of Holy Trinity Church, features more than 100 different pieces of colourful paintings and impressive models.

The works are all inspired by the children’s favourite places and depict everything from tranquil garden spaces and hot beaches, to renowned monuments such as London’s Tower Bridge.

Steve Card, the chairman of the Friends of Holy Trinity Church, said: “It is not normally possible for the general public to view the work of school children, especially primary school pupils, so the display is purely to show the wonderful artwork from the great talent of our young people.

“I am sure that visitors who go into the church will be very impressed by the display as it shows that a lot of skill and imagination has gone in to producing it.”

Holy Trinity Church’s Special Places art exhibition is open between 10am-3pm until Sunday.