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Form I Pupil Wins Journalism Award

Amanda Amaeshi (Form I) has won the award for Young Reporters Scotland 2016/17 in the 11 to 14-year-old category.  Amanda’s article, The Food Waste Crisis was described as ‘an insightful and detailed analysis’ of the issue, ‘well-researched and informative.’ Amanda received an Amazon Fire tablet as her prize.

Young Reporters Scotland 2016/17 An established Galley contributor, Amanda has always enjoyed writing. ‘It takes a lot of hard work and effort,’ she said, ‘It is really satisfying, however, once you’ve completed an article and it’s published for everyone else to read and hopefully enjoy. I am very proud of what I have achieved so far, and I definitely will be writing for The Galley again next year.’

Young Reporters Scotland is a programme that inspires young people to increase their knowledge and awareness of economic, social and environmental issues and gives them a platform to express their views. The competition, managed in Scotland by the environment charity Keep Scotland Beautiful, now moves onto the next international stage. Amanda’s winning article will be entered, representing Scotland, and the results of that competition will be announced in May. The school wishes her every success at the next stage.