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THE FOURTH PLINTH SCHOOLS AWARDS ART COMPETITION

Every year, Park School pupils have entered the Fourth Plinth Schools Awards Art competition . The Fourth Plinth Programme is the UK’s most talked about contemporary sculpture prize. Funded by the Mayor of London, it invites world class artists to create new works for display in Trafalgar Square.and our talented pupils have enjoyed three wins out of the last four competitions. Last year, the competition was cancelled due to Covid, so this year we have high hopes of a Park School pupil securing another win! The quality of the work has been fantastic as you can see by the selection of photos attached. Pupils worked in 2 or 3 dimensions and developed personal ideas on issues or concepts important to them. Each pupil imagined they were designing a sculpture for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Winners attend a ceremony in City Hall, London and win a bag of Art materials from Cass Arts. Best of luck to all of our pupils, we are very proud of you all. As always, the work has been of an extremely high standard.

This year’s competition has been judged by Samson Kambalu, whose fourth Plinth sculpture ‘Antelope’ will be unveiled later this year.

We are delighted to announce that there were over 2000 entrants across the London schools who participated, and 39 prizes were awarded in total. How fantastic that Park School for Girls were awarded two prizes! Aleeza and Isabella in Year 7 for Ukraine and Kelsie Year 8 for Planet Lollipop. Yesterday the girls and their families travelled to London for the award ceremony. Mrs Redfern joined them. It was a proud moment for the school!

A big well done to the three pupils and to Mrs Bellew, Art Teacher, for inspiring such winning designs year on year!