Budding journalist from Orpington one of three winners of reporting award

Budding Orpington journalist honoured at national writers' competition

Budding Orpington journalist honoured at national writers' competition

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A student from Orpington has received national acclaim after penning a heart-warming article on caring for the elderly.

Rachel Jacobs, 18, who’s studying for her A-Level’s at Darrick Wood School in Lovibonds Avenue, was one of three winners of Amnesty International’s Young Human Rights Reporter Award.

Her 500-piece, which she mentioned is very close to her heart, looks at how many of the country’s oldest citizens are often forgotten.

With over 7,000 entrants across various categories, Rachel bagged a runner up place and went to a ceremony at Amnesty International’s action centre in London last month. She was also given the opportunity to spend a day at a national newspaper's offices.

The budding writer said: “I am so proud of this achievement and I am very excited for the opportunities this will open up for me in the future.

“I have a very personal emotional connection to the piece I wrote so I feel very lucky to have been chosen in the top three.”

Her English teacher, Erdal Redjep, said she has the “makings of an excellent journalist”, adding: “We’re all incredibly proud of Rachel’s success.”

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11:32am Thu 8 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Another one, wait until reality hits, You are not allowed to be yourself when being a journalist, what journalist's do is watch the news then report that news in a paper, a repeater is what you'll be.
Another one, wait until reality hits, You are not allowed to be yourself when being a journalist, what journalist's do is watch the news then report that news in a paper, a repeater is what you'll be. white rabbit9
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12:36pm Thu 8 May 14

PaulErith says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
Another one, wait until reality hits, You are not allowed to be yourself when being a journalist, what journalist's do is watch the news then report that news in a paper, a repeater is what you'll be.
Is there anyone or any profession in the World (excluding David Icke) that you don't feel the need to criticise? You sound incredibly bitter about the hand you've been dealt!
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: Another one, wait until reality hits, You are not allowed to be yourself when being a journalist, what journalist's do is watch the news then report that news in a paper, a repeater is what you'll be.[/p][/quote]Is there anyone or any profession in the World (excluding David Icke) that you don't feel the need to criticise? You sound incredibly bitter about the hand you've been dealt! PaulErith
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