Rainham youngster wins shopping centre competition

The Liberty Shopping Centre in Romford has announced its winner in their annual ‘Deck The Malls’ competition as Rainham Village Primary scoop the prize thanks to a students winning design.

Primary schools from across the Havering Borough were invited to enter the shopping centre’s bauble competition to be in with the chance to have a student’s design enlarged on a bauble as part of The Liberty’s Christmas decorations. The 2019 competition saw over 1569 entries from talented youngsters from across the borough.

The Mayor of Havering, Michael Deon Burton, selected Jacob, 10, from Rainham Village Primary School and Nursery as the winner of the bauble competition. His colourful gingerbread design has taken pride of place next to the shopping centre’s Christmas tree.

Jacob celebrated the unveiling of his bauble with classmates by singing carols around the Christmas tree and receiving a £100 donation to his school. The children then had the opportunity to visit the Mayor’s Parlour for festive treats and mince pies.


Mick Ferris

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