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Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition

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A pupil at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in the Borough has been named as one of the winners of this year's Fourth Plinth School Awards.

Borough schoolboy wins Fourth Plinth art competition
Sean with his winning design which is on show at City Hall

Nearly 1,700 young people across the capital entered the annual competition to produce works of art inspired by the contemporary art commissions for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square.

Sean Patiag from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School won the category for 5 to 7-year-olds with his plasticine depiction of Usain Bolt.

His design will be on public display at City Hall until the end of Jubne.

"This competition is a fantastic way to showcase the artistic talents of young Londoners and give them a chance to connect to the capital's most iconic square," said Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

"A record number of youngsters entered this year and the level of inventiveness and creativity they demonstrated was superb. By bringing some of our most celebrated pieces of contemporary art into schools, I hope we will inspire the next generation to tap into their own creativity."

The competition was judged by artist Jeremy Deller who said: "The Schools Awards have proven that Picasso was right when he said: 'Every child is an artist, the problem is to remain an artist once we grow up'."

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