A presentation was held at the school by the Ingatestone and Fryerning Historical and Archaeological Society. Every year the Society kindly sponsor a history essay-writing competition for Sixth Form students. This aims to recognise the process of historical research and the execution of well-written enquiries on a range of historical topics. This year, the winner was Hannah Cando who wrote an essay on the British role in the foundation of the state of Israel. The two runners-up were Laura McAuliffe and Blanca Vasy who submitted essays on methods of Nazi terror and Industrialisation in late Tsarist Russia respectively. The students presented their essays and then fielded questions from the audience related to their research. The society were very impressed by the quality of work submitted and many interesting discussions occurred. We look forward to the competition running again next year.