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Photo by Anglo student wins Young Photographer Competition

Eleanor Clarke, From the Anglo European School, has won the University College London Young Photographer Competition. The photograph submitted was taken in a bamboo forest in China whilst on a school visit this summer as part of the Essex Jiangsu Partnership with this region. Eleanor, who is an Elite Performer in swimming, took part in the sports and cultural exchange in August. The photograph captures the natural beauty of this area. Joanne Russell, Student Achievement Manager, who accompanied this visit to China said, “Eleanor is a very impressive young lady who managed to give the closing speech in Mandarin, addressing our Chinese hosts with great confidence. Whilst in China, she participated in Tai Chi and Table Tennis events and attended the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.”

For her achievements, Eleanor has received £50 of Amazon vouchers and has her photograph displayed in the University. Eleanor is hoping to study the International Baccalaureate at Anglo European in the 6th form, pursing her Chinese further and may also pursue her new found skills in photography. Mrs Gee, Headteacher said, “ We are incredibly proud of Eleanor, for her sporting and linguistic ability and her artistic skill. The school has Artsmark Gold status and part of that commitment is to encourage students to use the arts to record and reflect their experiences and ideas in innovative and creative ways. We’re thrilled such a stunning photograph has been recognised and displayed by the university and look forward to seeing more of Eleanor’s work in the future.”