3rd November 2020 — The Ampleforth Junior History Essay Competition invites Prep school students to write an essay on any historical topic of their choice. Topics covered by our Year 8 pupils in their essays ranged from ‘the effectiveness of Nazi Propaganda' to 'the impact of the English Reformation'. All were very impressive, interesting and commendable. Pupils are required to research, plan and write a 1500 word essay which is then submitted to the Ampleforth College judges, over 20 of the top prep schools in the country take part.
This year we are delighted to announce that our (now former) Year 8 Kingshott pupil Harry Crossley won the entire competition. An incredible achievement! Harry won a certificate for himself and Kingshott, along with book tokens for himself and for the History department. The remaining Kingshott entries received certificates celebrating their involvement and contributions.
Harry's Essay is attached to this story