ARTWORK created for an exhibition at York Minster has been put on display to the public.

Six eight-foot-high medals will be on display in public venues around York, to commemorate those who died in the First World War, and were created for York Minster's Saints and Heroes exhibition.

The medals were inspired by the King’s Book of Heroes, and feature a gold poppy, designed by street artist CBLOXX, with names of some of those who lost their lives, key dates and other important words on the ribbons.

The medals were created by two 17-year-olds working with York Youth Offending Team and York Minster, supported by professional artists CBLOXX and Jaypee.

Claire Hogan, from York Youth Offending Team, said: "The growth in the young people’s confidence and skill over the last few months has been amazing. I know they were immensely proud to see their work displayed in the Minster and sit amongst the servicemen and women during the Remembrance Day Service at the Minster.

"Working with the professional artists and the team and the Minster, and seeing their work displayed in the city’s most iconic building, has really helped these two young people feel re-engaged with life in the city and gain a real sense of achievement."

The medals are currently on display at Alex Lyon House, City Mills Sheltered Housing Schemes, and at City of York Council’s West Offices. They will also be on show at other locations across the city during 2015.