St Mary’s art scholar ‘highly commended’ in human rights competition

St Mary’s art scholar ‘highly commended’ in human rights competition

29 October 2020

She was selected, along with a handful of other students, from well over 200 entries from 45 different school in the UK and abroad for this prestigious prize. To enter the Creative category of the Prize, Amie was required to produce a creative piece of work about the human rights or humanitarian situation in any of the countries in which HART works (Burma, Nagorno-Karabakh, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria, Uganda, Nigeria and Timor-Leste).

The HART prize for Human Rights aims to:

  • Raise awareness of conflict, poverty and human rights abuses amongst young people in the UK, particularly situations which are underrepresented in the mainstream media
  • Encourage young people to examine and engage critically with human rights issues by conducting independent research, and producing written or creative pieces
  • Invite new voices to contribute to HART’s communications

In another recent artistic success at the school, Year 13 student Tia won a national photographic competition – the prestigious ‘Khadija Saye Photography Award’, which is run by the Boarding Schools’ Association. The ‘Khadija Saye Photography Award’ is a tribute to the outstanding photographer and former boarder at Rugby School, who sadly lost her life along with her mother in the Grenfell Tower disaster in London.

Tia commented: “I am so honoured and pleased to have won such an award, particularly in light of what it stands for, in terms of Khadija’s life and creativity. It also helps highlight the joy and sense of community developed in boarding school life.”

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