Fourth Plinth Schools Award 2020
Some of our Year 1 and Year 6 children created their entries for the Mayor of London's Fourth Plinth Schools Award earlier this term and we eagerly await how they get on.
Every year the Mayor of London invites London’s primary and secondary schoolchildren to create artworks inspired by living in London, and by the works exhibited on Trafalgar Square’s famous Fourth Plinth.
Designs can be made in any medium, including drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, digital and video. There are three age categories; 5-7 years, 8-11 years and 12-15 years. The winners have their work reproduced in two dimensions for an exhibition at City Hall in London.
The Fourth Plinth sits in the north west corner of Trafalgar Square. It is a platform for an ongoing programme of contemporary sculpture commissions which have included a bright blue cockerel by the German artist Katharina Fritsch, a giant "thumbs up" by David Shrigley, and a ship in a bottle by Yinka Shonibare.