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Osidge Primary School pupil Ediz Korusoy up for Amnesty International award for Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year
A ten-year-old boy is in the running for a national prize for writing an article on human rights.
Ediz Korusoy, of Osidge Primary School, has been nominated for the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year award.
The awards are run by Amnesty International and Ediz was nominated for his story about the death penalty.
He said: “I enjoyed researching and writing my piece, and when I heard the fantastic news that I had got into the top ten for the Amnesty International competition, I was elated.”
His teacher Claire Herrera said: “We were really excited when we heard about the Young Human Rights Reporter Competition.
“Osidge School was just beginning to promote discussion on global human rights issues so the competition gave the children a real opportunity to explore this further and to write for a real purpose.”
More than 2,500 children between the ages of seven and 18 took part in the competition, in which they had to write a 500-word article on a human rights issue.
All those who nominated will have their work judged by editors and writers including author Sara Grant and Guardian comment editor Joseph Harker.
Winners of the competition will have their article read out at Amnesty International’s media awards on June 11.