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Emma is setting her sights on success
12:10pm Friday 15th March 2013 in News
A STUDENT from Highworth Warneford School is on to the long list for a prestigious Amnesty International photography award.
Emma Farrell, 14, has made the final 10 in the Upper Secondary and Sixth Form photojournalism category of Amnesty’s Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year competition. The teenager will now have her work judged by a panel of editors, authors and industry professionals including Roger Tooth, the picture editor of the Guardian and Jenny Matthews from PhotoVoice.
Around 2,500 children have taken part in the nationwide competition, which is being run by Amnesty International UK, the Guardian Teacher Network and the secondary school magazine SecEd.
Emma, whose picture shows learning from different generations, said she was delighted.
“Children deserve to be brought up in a fair society,” she said. “I believe that if we raise the younger generation to be considerate and respectful by encouraging them to ‘put themselves in other people’s shoes,’ we can create an indiscriminative populace that’s less likely to repeat our past mistakes.”
The top three in each category will be unveiled on April 3, and they will be invited to an awards ceremony on April 30.