Wilmington Grammar School student wins Royal Opera House Design Challenge

PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 February 2018

Hannah Embury. Picture: Wilmington Grammar School for Girls.

Hannah Embury. Picture: Wilmington Grammar School for Girls.


A student from Wilmington Grammar School for Girls was announced as a winner of the Royal Opera House Design Challenge.

Hannah Embury won the Costume Design for the design challenge, now in its sixth year.

The competition invites talented young designers to create sets, costumes, make up and marketing strategies.

Photographs of Hannah’s work, and the rest of the winning entries, will be exhibited at the V & A Museum in London.

Gabrielle Forster-Still, ROH Head of Learning and Participation Thurrock, said: “The judges were impressed with Hannah’s costume design, her attention to detail in the construction of her costume element and her understanding of the opera.”

14 year-old Hannah said: “I really enjoyed working on this project as it was completely different from anything I have done before in art.

“It was very interesting and quite challenging turning my ideas into an actual garment.”

Tracy O’Donnell, art department WGSG, said: “I have been really delighted with the students’ level of enthusiasm and interest demonstrated throughout this project.”

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