Martha Wins the Max Gate Intermediate Essay Prize 2010 organised by the Independent School Association.
The English department was delighted to receive the news that Martha, a pupil in Yr 8, had won top prize for her challenging essay in the Intermediate section of the ISA competition. She chose to write on a topic she felt strongly about and this clearly paid off.
The competition had a record number of entries from independent schools nationally and Martha made an intelligent and well-argued case for the controversial topic of a woman’s right to choose abortion. She made her view clear from the outset and wrote a cogent and persuasive essay. The Adjudicator declared:
"I felt that this was a topic that Martha really did feel strongly about and she tackled it bravely. She argued her case passionately and her viewpoint was thoughtful and articulately expressed, showing a maturity beyond her years."
The school would like to congratulate Martha and look forward to more writing successes in the future!
Mrs K Dawson, English Teacher.