The searing satire of a Year 10 student's artwork will be displayed at the V&A.

Zoe Warner from Epping St John’s School has been picked as a finalist in the Take pArt Challenge for her work looking at how the Brexit vision may evolve.

On the left of her piece is a calm, idyllic ocean scene representing Brexit in 2016, with grey waters and stormy skies churning around the March 2019 leave date on the right.

The competition is supported by the The Jack Petchey Foundation and invited students aged 11 to 14 from across Essex and Greater London to enter a piece on the theme of 'Evolve''.

Katie Driver, head of art at Epping St John's, said: “Students’ entries could be paintings, drawings, collages, photos or prints.

"Zoe’s work was a combination of a few different styles which is one of the things which I think caught the judges’ attention, as well as the fact her message was very clear. We had a few very strong entries.

“Zoe is quite passionate about Brexit and decided to look at how Britain is evolving with regards to leaving the EU.

"I am not at all surprised she was selected. I am very proud of her.”

Zoe’s work will be displayed at the V&A Museum in London for the awards ceremony on November 29.

If she wins, she will receive £500 for herself and £1,000 for the school.

Stephen Hehir, executive head, said: “This is a fantastic piece of artwork that captures the mood of the nation in relation to Brexit.

“The art department is strong and congratulations must go to all students and staff linked with this project.”