Harford Primary School Pupils receive Awards for Commonwealth Essay Competition

11 pupils from Harford Primary School have received Gold, Silver and Bronze awards for entering the Queen’s 2019 Commonwealth Essay Competition.

Awardees are:

Award Name Year Group
Gold Leonna Coleman Year 6
Silver Ava Thomas Year 5
Silver Gabrielle Fowler Year 5
Bronze Raya Francis Year 4
Bronze Bobbi Clingham Year 6
Bronze Jordi Henry Year 6
Bronze Keziana Henry Year 6
Bronze Charlotte Leask Year 6
Bronze Harry Lockley Year 5
Bronze Erik Robbertse Year 5
Bronze Simeon Thomas Year 5


Harford Primary School Head Teacher, Carlean Crowie, said:

“I am ecstatic about the results for the school. The Commonwealth Essay Competition is a prestigious one, opened up to all of the schools in the Commonwealth Countries. The writing topics are never easy and for the school to win Gold, Silver and Bronze awards is a major achievement. 

“I would like to thank Key Stage 2 Teachers, Gonny Pitlo and Julia Drozdowskij for initiating, supporting and guiding their pupils into making their entries. I hope this will encourage future pupils to have a go. 

“Like the Gold Award winner of the 2018 Commonwealth Essay Competition, Manka Ennie, said: ‘Enter the competition, you have nothing to lose. In the end you might learn something new and wonderful about yourself.’”

The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition is the world’s oldest schools writing competition, established in 1883 and has had winners from all over the world.

The competition is divided into two categories – Junior (under 14 years) and Senior (14-18 years).

The writing topic for this competition was based on the Commonwealth theme for this year: ‘A Connected Commonwealth’.

The topics for writing in this category were:

  1. a) My cultural connections
  2. b) An overseas visitor is coming to your town for the first time. How would you connect with them?
  3. c) The Commonwealth connects people across borders – what can we learn from our neighbours?

The format for writing was at the discretion of the participant and could be submitted in the form of an essay, poem or letter.

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18 October 2019

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