AN ANTI-BULLYING themed sculpture that has been created by children from a hospital's school has won a respected award.
The winner of the Leighton House Museum Arts Award was due to be announced on June 23. But judges were so impressed by entries that they took the unprecedented step of announcing their decision early.
The winning figure was created by 25 pupils, aged between four and 16, at Chelsea Children's Hospital School.
The pupils have all been patients at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, in Fulham Road.
The school helps youngsters recovering from treatment, such as chemotherapy, back into mainstream education.
The youngsters used plaster casts of arms, faces, hands and legs to create the sculpture, which was then decorated with words like 'alone' and 'help'.
Councillor Shireen Ritchie, cabinet member for family and children's services, said: "Congratulations to the children and staff who produced this original piece of art with such a strong anti-bullying message."
The tenth anniversary schools' art exhibition will be held in the garden of Leighton House Museum in Holland Park Road, Kensington, from June 22 to June 30. Admission is free and the exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm daily.