TALENTED young people helped launch a new exhibition featuring their handiwork at the popular nature reserve.

Award-winning arts and education charity Signals launched its The Year exhibition at Essex Wildlife Trust’s Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve.

The show features photography, films, writing, video games and more which have been created by young people aged between 11 and 25 at creative workshops.

A group of youngsters attended the reserve where they were given certificates as recognition for their hard work.

Lily Chambers, communications intern for Essex Wildlife Trust, said: “It was such a pleasure to see how this group of young people, led by Signals, had created so many impressive projects, all inspired by the wildlife you can find at the nature reserve.

“A video was played to the crowd that summarised the year-long project, showing how they all worked together, sometimes with special guests, on a wide a variety of nature-inspired projects.

“A calligraphy activity using reeds and feathers and a wild walk around the reserve where they spotted an Adder winding down a path was enjoyed by all.”