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Wednesday 28 September 2016

Harry Kane (6) is crowned king of the Google doodle

6 year old Harry Kane from St.Gerard's School in Bray who was crowned the Doodle 4 Google Champion 2015. His winning doodle will be seen by millions of users when it appears on the Google Ireland homepage this Friday
6 year old Harry Kane from St.Gerard's School in Bray who was crowned the Doodle 4 Google Champion 2015. His winning doodle will be seen by millions of users when it appears on the Google Ireland homepage this Friday

BRAY schoolboy Harry Kane's drawing will greet millions of internet users on Google Ireland's homepage this Friday.

Harry (6) landed the top prize in the Doodle 4 Google competition at an award ceremony at the company's headquarters yesterday.

This year's art competition asked children to depict their perfect day and Harry's doodle shows a colourful beach scene.

"My perfect day is on my summer holidays. I love to swim in the sea, eat yummy ice cream, sail on a boat, fly my kite and build sandcastles," he said.

In addition to having his doodle on the search engine's homepage he also received a €5,000 scholarship grant toward his future studies.

The talented youngster's school, St Gerard's in Bray, will also get a technology grant worth €10,000 from the tech company.

Rugby star Jamie Heaslip and artist-turned-TV presenter Don Conroy were among the judges who selected the 75 finalists for a public vote.

Those lucky enough to reach the final were invited to spend a day in the company's headquarters on Barrow Street.

Harry's drawing was chosen from five group winners by the team in California.

The group winners included Dublin pupils Freyja McDonald (11), Martha Knight (17), Peter McHugh (7) from Donegal and Chloe O'Dwyer (14) from Limerick.

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