the weekly newsletter from Dr Ruth Weeks, Headmistress
Annual Essay Competition - reminder
31 March 2017
Senior School girls are reminded about this year’s essay competition. The competition was launched on Humanities Day, Wednesday 1 March. Entrants are required to submit an essay on one of the following questions, all of which are of a humanities theme:
Key Stage 3 - Years 7, 8, 9
- The study of Classics / Geography / History impacts on our everyday life. Discuss.
- The Greeks or the Romans - which are more interesting? Why?
- Geography can be seen in everything we do. Using a variety of examples, prove this.
Key Stage 4 - Years 10 and 11
- Without an understanding of the world we cannot find our place within it. The Humanities help teach us about the world. Discuss.
- Although non-vocational, the Humanities subjects teach key life skills. Discuss.
- “What did the Romans ever do for us?”. Discuss.
- Improving health is a priority for development. Discuss.
Key Stage 5 - Years 12 and 13
- The most important study of all is the study of Humanity. Discuss.
- Greek Tragedy still resonates clearly with today’s world. Discuss.
- To see the world is to understand the world. Discuss.
Conditions of entry:
- Max. of 1500 words.
- Choose one question from your keys stage category below.
- Deadline Tuesday 25 April.
- Submit entries electronically to Mrs Rees (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Prizes will be awarded to the winner and runner up.
The closing date is Tuesday 25 April, the first day of the summer term. Good luck to all girls!