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Real role models

Real role models

Society needs to stop looking at role models as superhuman and instead embrace their mistakes as well as their successes, argues Anne Marie Imafidon. ‘In 2000, I hit the headlines. I was in all the newspapers - part of the usual coverage on GCSE results. But I was 10 years old, and I'd passed two GCSEs - one in maths and one in ICT (technology). The following year, I passed an A-level in computing. The headlines were all about genius, prodigy, brain box and record-breaking - describing the most unlikely schoolgirl from an unassuming, unprivileged background.’

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