FROM a dog flap to help disabled mutts to artwork inspired by a mere toothbrush – talented youngsters gave an insight into the future of art, design and technology at their end of term showcase.

Students at Eastleigh College put on a display of their work as they prepare to start university or head out into the world of work.

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  • Joshua Booth with his dog flap

Those on art, design and media studies courses opened an exhibition to the public, featuring a life-size construction of an attic, newspapers and photographs of people brushing teeth.

Former pupil and award-winning illustrator Nate Kitch, who was runner up in this year’s Creative Quarter 35 art and design awards, returned to the college to launch the event.

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  • Bjorn Zimmerman with his art work

Course manager Dr Sebastiane Hegarty said: “We have some exceptional art students this year and all of our applying students are progressing to university, with almost half of these to the top London universities.

“It’s been an extremely rewarding year and the quality of this exhibition is a tribute to the ambition and imagination of our students.”

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  • Michael Greaves with his training dummy

Meanwhile industry bosses judged manufacturing, motor vehicle and electronic engineering students on their work, which included an eco-house design, inductive heated bike clothing, breath test ignition kit and an automatic dog flap making going out easier for disabled pooches.