By Jill Dando News
A Sixth Form student has sensational reached the semi finals of Miss Teen Great Britain competition.
Amy Dunn, 17, of The King Alfred School Academy Sixth Form in Highbridge, Somerset, part of The Priory Learning Trust, said she is “over the moon”.
The competition celebrates teenagers’ achievements.
Amy, who was Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Queen told Burnham-on-Sea.com: “I’m so excited and over the moon that I was chosen and I’m really looking forward to hearing back and hopefully making it to the grand finals.
“I wasn’t really expecting it to be honest. I signed up and thought if I am lucky enough to get in then it would be an amazing opportunity!”
A Miss Teen GB spokesman says the competition does not follow the usual pageant approach. “This competition is a platform to celebrate teenagers, their achievements and their goals. This UK pageant is about empowering teens, having fun, making friends and incredible memories!”
“The contests have been created to be a positive and confidence-building experience for young girls and teenagers. We intend for the girls to make new friends and aim to make each and every contestant feel like a queen!”
The Miss Teen Great Britain pageant empowers our finalists and teaches them to recognise their successes, and to celebrate them.”
Since 2012, Miss Teen Great Britain and the other events which Pageant Girl organises have also raised over £700,000 for charities.
TKASA as a whole has also had a brilliant few years with a raft of good news, over £5 million of site improvements, excellent GCSE and A Level results, and a thriving Sixth Form.
TKASA is part of The Priory Learning Trust and has a Jill Dando News centre where students do journalism in the style of Jill Dando, who went to school locally.