This week Joy Morrissey MP has written to all local schools inviting them to take part in the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition, in this Platinum Jubilee year.
Each year, young people write on a theme that explores the Commonwealth’s values and principles. This year, on the occasion of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, young Commonwealth writers are asked to reflect on inspirational leadership and to explore the positive impact that can be achieved through commitment to their communities within the theme ‘Our Commonwealth’.
Open to all UK residents, aged 18 and under, the competition has two age categories: the Senior Category for those aged 14 – 18 years, and the Junior Category for those under 14 years. The top two winners from each category will win a trip to London for a week of educational and cultural activities, culminating in a special Awards Ceremony, usually held at Buckingham Palace and hosted by the Society’s Vice-Patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall. All successful entries are recognised for their participation, receiving Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards for excellence in writing or a Certificate of Participation.
”The Queens' Commonwealth Essay Competition is a fantastic way for young people to showcase their skills, learn about the Commonwealth, and join in the Jubilee celebrations. I am very much looking forward to seeing the essays submitted from local schools.”