Rainham pupil’s artwork is best in borough

Demi Parker. Picture: James O Jenkins

Demi Parker. Picture: James O Jenkins - Credit: Archant

A 12-year-old’s design has been hailed as the best in Havering and been pinned up in City Hall.

Demi Parker, a pupil at Brittons Academy in Ford Lane, Rainham, took part in the Greater London Authority (GLA) challenge to create a design inspired by the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Her piece Be Wise was crowned the best design in Havering and Demi attended a special ceremony at and exhibition with her family at City Hall.

Demi was very excited to see her art exhibited on such a big scale.

Her mother Roxanne Tyrell said: “She was very nervous to go on stage. Demi is modest and didn’t think her work was good enough for the competition.

“I’m happy that she won best design – I am super proud of her. Demi’s little brother was very happy to see her work on the wall.

Dipti Pandey, head of art, said Demi was an “inspiration to others”.

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“Her commitment and passion shows in her work,” she said. “ The exposure competitions like the Fourth Plinth give our students is immense and their success is shared online for public to celebrate.”

The exhibition will be open to the public until July 3 at the City Hall, The Queen’s Walk.