A banner designed by art students from Greenhead College in Huddersfield will be on display at the Glastonbury Festival.

The artwork will feature at Oxfam’s Climate Justice Campaign, which aims to highlight the climate crisis and promote change.

The festival, headlined by Arctic Monkeys, Guns ‘n’ Roses and Elton John, runs from Wednesday June 21 to Monday June 26.

In 2022, Greenhead College supported the Oxfam Climate Justice Postcard campaign where students and staff wrote postcards to the Climate Negotiators at COP27 in a bid to encourage them to commit to climate justice.

As a result Greenhead College became one of 25 schools and colleges nationwide to be invited to produce a large banner for display in the interstage zone at the festival.

Before half-term, A Level Art and Design students worked together with Greenhead alumnus Jakob Morris from @Morris_Arts, a student from Chelsea College of Arts in London, to produce the banner.

Head of art Rachel Lumb said: “It has been a great experience for our students working on a large-scale and powerful banner for such an epic festival.”

The issue relating to climate justice the students focused on was gender. The UN indicates that 80% of people displaced by climate change are women and girls.

Natural disasters and heightened conflict due to climate disasters increase competition for resources and leave women, girls and gender-diverse individuals at risk of displacement, in addition to violence and food insecurity.

“The students wanted the image to be one of strength in the face of adversity which women always have to develop,” said Rachel.

“We didn’t want the woman to depicted as a ‘victim’ but an image that instils feelings of hope and change.

“The woman featured on the banner is a survivor of drought but also hopefully a survivor of climate change and the inherent injustice and an aspiration of hope.”