PUPILS will be displaying their talents at an art and literature exhibition this week.

Malton Primary School is running the event at St Michael’s Church until 5.30pm on Sunday.

Head teacher Kelly Wilkinson said: “We feel the children can get a better grasp of understanding art, by joining the literature alongside it, with the benefit of enriching the children’s thoughts and vocabulary.

“I’d love them to see that art can be completed not only for pleasure but with a purpose too, hence displaying the exhibition.”

Miss Wilkinson said the 360 ?of Seasons exhibition aimed to make the children more aware nature and was inspired by the book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris.

She said: “By getting the children involved in this project, we will surely alert their senses and encourage them to explore and appreciate the surroundings where they live.”

Miss Wilkinson said several businesses had supported the venture, along with leader for art Fiona Bielby, Carol Ring, artists Emma Aldrich and Chloe Davet, along with the school’s business manager Louise Northrop-Clay.

“We couldn’t have done it without the support of the community at St Michael’s Church,” she added.