Teenager’s view of Brexit wins competition

A teenager’s artistic view on Brexit has seen her win a competition.

The Jack Petchey Foundation supports the Take pArt Challenge which invited students aged 11 to 14 across Essex and Greater London to enter the art competition.

They had to produce a piece of artwork on the theme of Evolve.

Zoe Warner, Year 10 at Epping St John’s School in Epping, has been picked as the overall winner for her work looking at how the Brexit vision may evolve.

She was presented with £500 for herself and £1,000 for the school when judges crowned her the winner at the V&A Museum in London.

Zoe, who has decided the school’s winnings will be spent on materials for the art department, said: “At the event, I was having my photo taken by the event organisers and by family and friends and felt famous! The goodie bag of prizes were great and I can’t wait to try out the art materials I won.”

Katie Driver, head of art, said: “The judges said it was a unanimous decision to choose Zoe’s piece. They were blown away by her talent at such a young age. The concept of the idea and the quality of the execution was what caught their eye.”

Stephen Hehir, executive head, said: “This is an amazing piece of artwork that resonates completely with the current political mood of the United Kingdom. I would just like to say a big well done to our Zoe, but also to our fantastic art department for inspiring students to do such great work. Well done!”

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