Budding designer Oliver Kempster from Little Thurrock Primary School is the primary school winner of the Royal Opera House Design Challenge.

Over 800 Key Stage 2 children from 16 schools took part as a pilot for a future expansion of the project nationally. The competition asked them to design the set for a scene in The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake.

Oliver produced a design for the final act in Swan Lake, re-imagining the ballet to take place in a flooded street in New York. Oliver’s portfolio showed a detailed design process, demonstrating how he had interpreted the story, played with ideas and materials and considered the scale and depth of his final design