Jordan Goes One Better!

Following the announcement that his entry "Wasted Lives" had been shortlisted  in the Reporter (Lower School) category for this year's Amnesty Youth Awards, third former Jordan Gordon-Harris learnt this week that it has been judged as one of the top three entries.  The top three in each age group for each category will be invited to attend a prestigious ceremony at Amnesty International’s headquarters in central London on 29 April when the prize winners will be announced. The ceremony will be hosted by Radio 1Xtra’s Nick Bright.

When asked about what inspired him to write his piece Jordan replied, “I am interested in topics about young people and why some people seem to get on well and others have a rocky start in life.  I started thinking about people who get into trouble at school and are excluded and how their life might change.  My Aunty works in prisons and she told me what life is like being ‘inside’ – not fun!  This made me more committed to writing about young people and why prison is not the answer to changing their lives.”

Jordan’s mother said “I have spent most of my career promoting equality and human rights so I am proud to see Jordan’s interest and passion for social inclusion.  I’m delighted and thrilled that Jordan has been shortlisted for writing an article aligned to his values.”


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