HECTOR Lester-George has his sights set on being a film critic.
He hopes to use his writing skills to forge his way into his dream career.
For now, those skills have landed him a place on the shortlist in the creative category for the Nottingham Posst Student Awards.
The 17-year-old, studying English language and literature at New College Nottingham, has already written stories for the Post.
He has also had reviews published by Trent Sound and an old website called Entertainment Nottingham.
"I enjoy writing," said the former Djanogly City Academy student. "I don't know why, it is something I have always been good at since I was younger.
"That is why I really want to be a writer. I also enjoy films, so the idea of being a film critic appeals to me.
"I've started to do a few film reviews already and it was something I really enjoyed, so I would like to continue."
He added: "It's nice to be nominated for the award. I was pleased when I heard about it. I didn't expect it at all."
Alongside English, Hector's other passion is Chinese. He visited the country on a school trip a year ago and has been learning the language. He used this to assist Chinese students at the academy if they needed help. He was nominated for the award by the academy's head of English, Marvin Walters.
Mr Walters said: "Hector has established himself as an accomplished writer.
"His approach to writing is particularly engaging, thanks to his ability to write creatively and entertain his readers. Through his style, Hector helps people to look at the world in a different way."
Referring to the Chinese trip, Mr Walters added: "He was a perfect ambassador for the academy and for the UK."
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