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History students enter the John Eastell essay writing competition.

The Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical and Archaeological Society invited sixth form History students to enter the John Eastell essay writing competition.

The society had an enjoyable afternoon reading through the student’s essays on topics from the Mid Tudor crisis, Stalin’s economic policies to Holocaust accountability and the failure of the Labour Party in May 2015. 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.

They eventually decided on the three prize winners: Nancy Jennings, Katie Nichols and Owen Twyford. These students will share a prize of £100 and the winners name will be engraved on the trophy that the society have donated to the school.

The prize giving will take place on March 1st in the Parish Rooms on Stock Lane; the winning students will present a short synopsis of their essays and then take questions from the audience. 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.