Harold Wood art student wins prestigous City Hall award

Year 9 student Maisie Gigg was awarded the 4th Plinth award for Havering

Year 9 student Maisie Gigg was awarded the 4th Plinth award for Havering - Credit: Archant

A Harold Wood student has won a prestigious award after wowing judges with her creation for Trafalgar Square.

Year 9 student Maisie Gigg has been awarded the 4th Plinth award for Havering.

The Redden Court School pupil created a sculpture named ‘Rich Against Poor’ with her vision for the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square.

The sculpture featured a homeless man merged with the Coco Chanel logo.

The competition organised by City Hall is open to all primary and secondary schools in London for students aged 5-15.

More than 5,000 students entered the awards - making it a record-breaking year.

Maisie said: “I wanted to highlight the gulf between rich and poor in London.

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“It’s very sad and something I feel very strongly about. I was glad of the opportunity to express my feelings through art.”

Chrissie Greenland, head of art at Redden Court School, said: “We are all delighted for Maisie’s success in this competition - her work will be displayed in school and will inspire other students.”