In November, Year 11 Scholars were given the opportunity to enter an academic writing competition on “who is your favourite literary character?” Students were asked to consider the impact that the character has on their life and how they related to them.
We had some fantastic entries that were judged by a panel of Senior Leaders and Governors.
We had a wide range of characters, ranging from Edmund in ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’, Katniss in ‘The Hunger Games’ through to Lady Macbeth.
The governors and senior leaders were very impressed with the mature and sophisticated level of writing and the individuality that all the entries had. However, after a close battle the overall winner was Brooke Shay.
Brooke focused on Elizabeth Bennet from ‘Pride and Prejudice.’ She wrote with care about the principles of equality and strength of character that Elizabeth promoted in a time when gender roles were restricted and how the message retains its importance even today.
Brooke recognised the flaws in Elizabeth’s character but also commented on how this further added to her appeal.
Well done to all the scholars who rose to the challenge!