A group of young refugees and asylum seekers won a competition to have photos of their new homes showcased in a London museum.

The pictures, which were all taken on the streets of Harrow using a variety of cameras, were captured by ten boys aged between 14 and 17 who had attended a series of workshops run by refugee charity Paiwand.

They were then exhibited in the Design Museum in Kensington earlier this month as part of its ‘Young Creatives’ competition.

Farid Mall, director of Harrow-based Paiwand, said: “This project has really boosted the creativity and confidence of the boys who attended.

“They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to learn new skills and get out in the community to practice them.

“Being picked to display their work in the Design Museum is the icing on the cake, and a great reward and recognition of their commitment ad talent.”

The photography project was run by professional snapper Katy Watson, who volunteered her time over five weeks to help the boys develop their skills.

She noted how, by using disposable cameras, DSLR equipment and their mobile phones, the participants were able to bring their new home to life in a number of ways.

Mr Mall thanked her for her effort and expertise and explained how the invitation for anyone to help out is always open.

He said: “Our charity relies on volunteers like Katy who give up their time to support people to build a life here in Harrow.

“I would urge anyone who is thinking of volunteering to get in touch, it’s such a rewarding way to support the community.”