St George's pupil wins ARTiculation Prize Italia Competition

Maria Nyana'aar, year 11, won the ARTiculation Prize Italia competition organised by the British Council.
 
Maria gave a powerful talk on ‘No Woman No Cry’, an artwork by Chris Ofili. The work is a portrait of Doreen Lawrence whose son, Stephen, was murdered in a racist attack in London in 1993.
 
Her electrifying talk grabbed the audience, which included a number of our Year 10 pupils. In her feedback the chief judge, Andrea Rose OBE, described Maria as ‘a born presenter, who is ‘obviously going into social justice, or some public role.’ She continued, ‘there can’t have been anyone in the audience who felt the issues brought up didn’t affect them, too.’
 
Huge congratulations to Maria, and we very much hope that St George’s pupils will be able to compete again in this prestigious competition next year.

'Wanted in Rome Junior' publishes notes used in Maria's winning speech! 
 

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