TWO HOHS students who have reached the finals in the prestigious Amnesty International Youth Awards will be in London tomorrow for the final judging.
The competition attracts thousands of entries from across the UK and Grace Robinson and Mia Ellis-Wood, both in Year 9, were excited and proud to be shortlisted. The girls will visit The Observer’s offices tomorrow morning, followed by the awards ceremony at Amnesty’s headquarters in the afternoon, where the overall winner will be announced.
The Amnesty Youth Awards challenge young people aged seven to nineteen to explore human rights issues and achievements by creatively engaging with various topics in the categories of reporting, photography, poetry, performing and campaigning or fundraising.With just three finalists in each category, it is a huge achievement to have two from our school reach this stage.
Both Grace and Mia entered the journalism category. Grace chose to write about the barbaric practice of breast ironing, while Mia’s entry was on child abuse. Both girls’ articles will appear on the Amnesty Youth Awards website after the event.