Highgate schoolgirl in running for Trafalgar Square plinth

A HIGHGATE schoolgirl could be the brains behind Trafalgar Square s fourth plinth. Isabel Aram-Walker, aged 10, from Brookfield School in Chester Road, has won a borough-wide competition asking children to make a model for the landmark square. Her polar b

A HIGHGATE schoolgirl could be the brains behind Trafalgar Square's fourth plinth.

Isabel Aram-Walker, aged 10, from Brookfield School in Chester Road, has won a borough-wide competition asking children to make a model for the landmark square.

Her polar bear on a melting iceberg signifies the threat of global warming and has now earned her a place in a City Hall exhibition of the winning entries from each borough.

"I was shocked to have won but excited because I really enjoy doing art," said Isabel. "I wanted to do something on global warming because it keeps getting worse and I wanted people to recognise that and try to do something to help."


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Isabel will be at City Hall tomorrow to collect an award for her efforts, before an overall winner is picked.

Inclusion manager at her school Polly Bradford said: "We went to Trafalgar Square and looked at the space before they started work on their ideas. It was nice because they were just exploring - no-one told them what to do or what materials to use so it was a complete experiment. We are very excited that Isabel won in Camden."

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Pictured is Isabel with her winning entry.

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