On Thursday, 8th December, Form 4 and Form 5 students attended an awards ceremony where seven of our Form 5 students were given the Bronze and Silver awards for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition of 2022. In June 2022, students of F4 IGCSE English as a First Language took part in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (Senior Category).
The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest international writing competition for schools, established in 1883. With thousands of young people taking part every year, it is an important way to recognise achievement, elevate youth voices and develop key skills through creative writing. The theme for 2022 was “Collective action within the Commonwealth”. This year, we are pleased to announce that the following students have been awarded:
Silver Award: Victoria Shahabian and Varnavas Hadjipanayis
Bronze Award: Krinoula Kokkinou, Xenia Papandreou, Stephanie Leonidou, Georgia Liasides and Konstantinos Charalambous
Our guest speakers were Dr. Emilios Solomou and Dr. Christina Ioannou. Dr. Solomou is the Vice Chair of the Royal Commonwealth Society in Cyprus who shared information regarding the importance of the Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth. Dr. Christina Ioannou is the Associate Dean of the School of Law at the University of Nicosia and she is also a member of the Board of the Royal Commonwealth Society in Cyprus. Dr. Solomou and Dr. Ioannou did the honours of awarding our students.
Special thanks to their teachers: Frangesca Pieri, Constantinos Savva, Katherine Pollard and Andria Athanasiou who promoted the essay competition to their classes last year and who encouraged their students to write.