Amy Walker, a Year 13 student at Tarporley Sixth Form, recently had an article published in Grazia magazine, published on 2nd January this year. To have her words and voice heard in a national weekly glossy magazine is a superb achievement!
Amy had attended the Ariana Grande concert in May of last year and experienced the horrific attack on Manchester Arena, first-hand. Her original article was written for the Sixth Form’s Award-winning magazine, ‘Term.’ It was a beautifully written and heartfelt piece - actually moving one reader to tears - and was picked up by Grazia through a contact who works at their Head Offices in London.
The magazine was interested in hearing a survivor’s account and wanted to broadcast Amy’s message that terror won’t beat us: “I do believe I will recover. The thing I try to focus on now is the love and humanity that came out of that night. People ran towards the hell. They helped each other.”
Amy’s concluding words are lessons to us all: If I stop living my life and doing things that I want to do because I’m scared, that will mean they got what they wanted. I won’t do that anymore and I won’t be afraid.” Well done Amy – brave words and a fantastic journalistic achievement.