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Townley Grammar School's Molly Nickson wins ARTiculation Prize
A TEENAGE Bexley art enthusiast has scooped a national speaking prize.
Townley Grammar School’s Molly Nickson had to talk for 10 minutes on an artwork of her choice to win the ARTiculation Prize final at Clare College, Cambridge on March 9.
The 17-year-old wowed judge Tim Llewellyn OBE with her presentation on Henry Moore’s Standing Figure Knife Edge sculpture in Greenwich Park.
The former director of the Henry Moore Foundation praised Molly’s talk as "outstanding" in awarding her the £300 top prize for the competition for sixth formers.
To come out on top the art student had to battle through one of eight regional heats and a final against seven other rivals in front of 150 people.
Molly said: "Tim Llewellyn’s praise was quite flattering really.
"I’m still not quite sure what I think about winning, it’s amazing.
"My parents are pretty chuffed and I think it will be really good for the art department at school."