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Wandsworth pupil 11, awarded £1,000 for art competition to imagine the future of London high streets.

A schoolgirl’s winning artwork will appear across the capital on digital street screens for the rest of the year.

Wandsworth pupil Abigail Bishton-Down, 11, was awarded £1,000 for winning an art competition challenging nine to 11-year-olds to imagine the future of London high streets.

InLinkUK’s competition was open to pupils across Wandsworth, Camden, Hackney and Islington but Abigail was crowned the winner and awarded the prize by Mayor of Wandsworth, councillor Jane Cooper, at Earlsfield Primary School.

Above: Abigail Bishton-Down, 11, with Mayor of Wandsworth, Cllr Jane Cooper and inset holding the winning artwork

Earlsfield Primary School specialist art teacher Miss Gopaul and Year 6 class teacher Miss Gowers said: “We are incredibly proud for this impressive and well-deserved competition win. “Abi is a talented and ambitious young artist and this accomplishment is a shining example of how passion and hard work can lead to great things.”

Abigail’s art will feature on InkLinkUK screens in Wandsworth and the other participating boroughs showcasing the next generation’s outlook on the future of our high streets.

The cash prize will go towards further education and artwork supplies.

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