Monday, 27 March 2017

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

InfoHub Books for Loan!


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Please check out our InfoHub collection and borrow the books pegged at your lexile reading level!
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Sunday, 5 March 2017

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

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'A Commonwealth for Peace'

The Royal Commonwealth Society is pleased to announce that the theme for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2017 is A Commonwealth for Peace.
Building upon the 2016 theme of An Inclusive Commonwealth, this year’s topics ask for a more active understanding of the role of the Commonwealth as a network of and for democracy, Human Rights and peace. We are asking young writers to explore peace at every level, from the personal to the political to the pan-Commonwealth.

 Topics
JUNIOR CATEGORYSENIOR CATEGORY
  1. What is in your Toolbox for Peace? 
  2. My peaceful place.
  3. How can children and young people come together to build a peaceful society?
  4. ‘Peace cannot be learnt from a book or from religion. You have to reach out and touch the nations.’ How does this relate to the Commonwealth?
  1. Peace.
  2. Should you fight for peace?
  3. Kofi Annan said ‘Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.’ Do you agree? Answer with reference to your country and/or the Commonwealth.
  4. What is the cost of peace?

The competition is open to all citizens and residents of the Commonwealth aged 18 and under and is open from 21 September until 1 May 2017. All entrants receive a Certificate of Participation and one Winner and Runner-up from the Senior and Junior categories will be invited to attend Winners' Week in October/November, a week-long series of educational and cultural events. For more information about the competition, download the flyer and please visit Terms and Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions.
History of the Essay Competition
The RCS has a rich history of nurturing the creative talents of young people around the Commonwealth. We endeavour to promote literacy, expression and creativity among young people by celebrating excellence and imagination. Run by the RCS since 1883, this international schools’ writing contest – the world's oldest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project which we run in partnership with Cambridge University Press.
In 2015, the contest was renamed ‘The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition’, in honour of HM Queen Elizabeth II’s role as both Head of the Commonwealth and Patron of the Royal Commonwealth Society.     

The Queen's Commonwealth Essay Competition

Be inspired!

https://thercs.org/youth-and-education/the-queens-commonwealth-essay-competition/2016-results/

2016 Results

Congratulations to everyone who took part in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016.
This year's competition was the most successful to date, with approaching 13,500 entries from nearly every Commonwealth country. The Senior and Junior judges were deeply impressed by the entries, describing them variously as ‘inspirational’, ‘brilliantly written’, and ‘mind-blowing’.
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 The 2016 winners, with HRH Duchess of Cornwall, in the throne room at Buckingham Palace at the 2016 Award ceremony, 26 October. (Inessa Rajah was unfortunately unable to attend due to her examination schedule.)
The Winners
Congratulations to Inessa RajahGauri KumarEsther Mungalaba and Tan Wan Gee – Winners and Runners-up of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2016. Meet them below:
Senior Winner: Inessa RajahDurban, South Africa
Inessa Rajah 1Inessa wrote a remarkable short story exploring the difficulty of holding an entitled position in the face of poverty and conflict-induced resettlement. Her piece grapples with the reconciliation and embarrassment of social status. Inessa is a student at Durban Girls' College and enjoys reading, writing, playing football and learning piano. She has an older brother and a dog named Sally. She entered the competition as she felt, in her words, that it gave her a platform to write about a relevant, thought-provoking topic. 

Junior Winner: Gauri KumarSingapore, Singapore
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Gauri explored the difficulty of coming from an immigrant family but being unable to communicate with her relatives due to a language barrier. She discussed reconciling different identities in a poignant and mature manner through the use of language. Gauri is currently a student at Tanglin Trust School, but at the time of writing attended the Singapore Chinese Girls’ School. Gauri has a special interest in psychology and history, and enjoys learning as much about as these subjects as possible.

Senior Runner-up: Esther MungalabaLusaka, Zambia
Esther Mungalaba
Esther wrote a balanced and discursive essay about “Europe’s Migrant Crisis”, providing a mature assessment of the situation. Her essay was well written and argued precisely. Esther graduated from Kasisi Girls Secondary School in 2014 and is currently waiting to be accepted in the University of Zambia. She enjoys reading, writing, talking, jazz music and the idea of travelling. She is the oldest of five children.


Junior Runner-up: Tan Wan GeeSingapore, Singapore
Tan Wan Gee
Tan Wan Gee entered a striking poem in the form of a letter to the Christmas figure Santa Claus. The poem strongly advocated the importance of equality. Wan Gee is a student at Temasek Junior College and enjoys poetry, traditional art, and hand-lettering. She is also an aspiring polyglot, currently learning Latin and Italian in addition to her native English and Chinese.


 Please note that the views of the essays submitted are not necessarily shared or endorsed by The Royal Commonwealth Society or Cambridge University Press.

 Watch Gauri, Esther and Wan Gee read their award-winning entries at Marlborough House below. These recordings are presented with thanks to the Commonwealth Secretariat.
Gauri Kumar, Untitled 
 Esther Mungalaba, Let them in
 Tan Wan Gee, Dear Santa