Search

Rainham student ecstatic after coming second in art competition

10:24 26 March 2014

Grace receiving her certificate from school principal Stuart McLaughlin.

Grace receiving her certificate from school principal Stuart McLaughlin.

Archant

A Year 10 student is thrilled to have come second in the international look and learn art competition.

The sea shell themed art work which won Grace second place in the competitionThe sea shell themed art work which won Grace second place in the competition

Grace Lewis- Somers, from Brittons Academy, Ford Lane, Rainham, was shocked after hearing the news.

She said: “Art is my passion, I want to be an illustrator and author. This experience has been the best to showcase what I can do and to be acknowledged is great!”

Look and learn is a London based picture library and they run monthly online art competitions with a different theme.

Grace sent in her work to the ‘sea shell’ themed competition earlier this year. She was awarded second place in the 12-18 category and was given a personalised certificate and £25 prize money.

Her work will also remain in the permanent online gallery.

Head of art at the school, Dipti Pandey said: “GCSE students have attended workshop-style lessons to develop skills and we are helping them to unlock their potential.

“Grace has been a fantastic example to her peers and I’m sure she will continue to make more interesting pieces of art as she is aiming to achieve an A* GCSE grade.”

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

07:00
A mother of three has launched a petition to ban smoking outside primary school gates. Credit: PA images

A mother of three has launched a petition to ban smoking in front of primary school gates.

Yesterday, 16:32
Upmisnter Christmas tree festival.

An annual Christmas tree festival organised by a church, returned to the delight of residents.

Yesterday, 15:44
The alleged incident happened at Jon Cruddas' advice surgery at Dagenham Civic Centre

A man who allegedly took a hammer and a knife into Jon Cruddas’ MP advice surgery will go on trial next month.

Yesterday, 14:21
The show's backstage crew standing behind the Havering Asks panellists.

Panellists from across the political spectrum were kept on their toes answering tough questions from a young audience on Friday.

Yesterday, 13:28
The Victorian Christmas event in Collier Row.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as residents were invited to enjoy a traditional Victorian event on Friday.

Yesterday, 13:04
Romford MP Andrew Rosindell opened the Star Wars Convention at the YMCA, which raised more than £1,000 for the charity

Characters from the epic saga Star Wars have brought the force to the borough and helped raise hundreds of pounds for a mental health charity.

Yesterday, 10:46
Staff and pupils at Parklands Junior School celebrating their positive Osted rating

It was smiles all round as staff and pupils celebrated the news that their school had received a glowing Ofsted report.

Yesterday, 07:38
Romford station

Trains running between Shenfield and Liverpool Street are delayed this morning after overnight engineering work did not finish on time.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now