A SCHOOL pupil is celebrating her recent success in the district finals of a photography competition.

Faith Judd won first place in the local heat of the Rotary Young Photographer competition, securing herself a position in the national final.

Her photograph submitted in the 'Beauty in Nature' themed district final received high praise from the judges.

Gillian Stainthorpe, secretary of the Rotary Club of Radcliffe, said: "We are absolutely thrilled for Faith and wish her the very best of luck in the next stage."

The Derby High School pupil was one of 16 students from her school to submit a portfolio of three photos for the first phase of the contest.

This stage was judged by Rotarian Peter Royle, Eileen Craig of Prestwich Camera Club and Rotary President Ken Kerr.

The top three students, including Faith, Aliyah Khan and Zahrah Ashraf, had their portfolios sent to Rotary District 1250 for the district round.

Gillian said: "The judges had a difficult job selecting three amongst the high quality submissions but eventually made their choices.

"At the next stage, one of the judges, a professional photographer, made the comment that Faith's photo entitled 'Glimpse of an Eye' was of such quality that 'they would be pleased if that was one of their own pictures'.

"The members of Radcliffe Rotary who sponsored the Derby High congratulate all three students on their achievement and wish Faith the very best of luck in the national final.

"This has been a great first for the school and Radcliffe Rotary."