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Emily’s flying high as work selected for airport exhibition

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: March 05, 2014

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AN artistic teenager from Swadlincote is feeling picture perfect, after being invited to exhibit her work at East Midlands Airport.

Emily Brockwell, 18, is one of 10 students from Derby High School whose work will be featured at the site in a two-month exhibition entitled A Natural Selection.

The students’ work is the first from a school to be accepted, in a project run by the airport to showcase local talent.

Emily, who created the photographs for her AS graphics portfolio, said: “My teacher thought they were good and said she would be submitting them for the airport exhibition. We have tried before though and were turned down so I didn’t think we would be accepted.

“I was surprised when I found out that we had got in because it had been a long time since the work had been submitted. It’s really nice to think that my photographs will be on display at the airport and lots of people will get to see them.

“Photography is a hobby for me and I really enjoy it although it can be difficult to get a good photo.”

The work will be on show from January until March next year.

The school, in Hillsway, Littleover, has been trying for several years to get some work displayed at the airport in Castle Donington, but this is the first time their efforts have come to fruition.

Lesley Hough, head of design technology at Derby High School, said: “I couldn’t believe it when they said we had been accepted.

“We are the first school to be chosen, which is a great honour, and it’s such a prestigious space to exhibit in, where there is a passenger footfall of five million a year.”

She is hoping to arrange a visit for students to see the work.

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