The Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical Society invited sixth form History students to enter the John Eastell essay writing competition. The society had an enjoyable afternoon reading through the students’ essays on topics from the causes of the 1917 Bolshevik revolution, the rule of both Lenin and Stalin, the 1979 Iranian Revolution and the American war of Independence. Entries were submitted from both lower and upper sixth A-Level and International Baccalaureate students and the society were very impressed with the quality and scholarly approach of the work. The eventually decided on the three prize winners: Jake Coulson (pictured), Eleanor Clarke and Katarina Beck. These students will share a prize of £100 and the winner’s name will be engraved on the trophy that the society have donated to the school.
The prize giving took place on March 7th, Jake and Katharina presented their essays and took questions from the audience about their work. The History department at the Anglo European School have been very pleased to work with the society on this project, it is great to see the often highly impressive work of the students valued and recognised by a wider audience.