YORK artist Alan Stuttle has presented cheques for £500 to Huntington School pupils Mathilda Mancey-Jones, Emily Roberts, Kezia Hulse and Beth Jakeman this week.

Mr Stuttle presents bursaries each year to students at the school to help them with their studies, and created the reward for young artists in memory of his daughter Caroline, who was murdered in 2002 while on a gap year in Queensland, Australia.

John Thomsett, headteacher, said: "We are always delighted to have strong links with Alan Stuttle, particularly in Caroline's memory.

"This shows how important it is for arts to be celebrated in the curriculum by local artists such as Alan, and that's also very important for us."