Ten-year-old girl up for Amnesty International's Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year award
A 10-year-old girl has been nominated for a national prize for her writing about human rights.
Miranda Gibbon, from Merryhills Primary School, in Bincote Road, Enfield, has been put forward for the Young Human Rights Reporter of the Year award.
Miranda was nominated for the award, run by Amnesty International, for her news story about the plight of children involved in the Syrian conflict.
Her teacher Joy Bebbington said: “I am really pleased that the effort Miranda has put both into her research and the writing of her newspaper report have been recognised by Amnesty International.
“The school is very proud of her achievement in showing commitment and dedication to the very important issue of human rights.”
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.
Miranda’s work will be judged by editors and writers including author Sara Grant and Guardian comment editor Joseph Harker.
The winner of the competition will be announced at a ceremony on April 30.