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Oakians Win 14 Awards @ International Essay Writing Contest

23 September, 2019·

 Oakians Win 14 Awards @ International Essay Writing Contest 

Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS), founded in 1868, is a network of individuals and organizations committed to improving youth empowerment, education and advocacy. The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, founded in 1883, is the world’s oldest international schools’ writing contest. Sponsored by Cambridge University Press, this year’s contest received more than 11,000 entries from across the Commonwealth (Juniors under 14 & Seniors 14-18 years of age) on topics about sub-themes:  1) My Cultural Connections; 2) An overseas visitor is coming to your town for the first time - how would you connect with them? 3) A place I feel connected to; 4) The Commonwealth connects people across borders - what can we learn from our neighbours? 5) Connected by the oceans - can we work together to protect the environment? 6) ‘You are the most optimistic, connected generation the world has ever known.’ HRH The Duke of Sussex. How can you use Commonwealth connections for positive change? 7) ‘We are all now connected by the Internet’ – Stephen Hawking. What does the future hold for humankind? 8) ‘Family, Community, Nation, Commonwealth. What are the opportunities for shared, sustainable growth? 39 Oakians participated in this competition. We are extremely proud to that they gave a superb account of themselves and 14 entries were worthy of Silver & Bronze - 6 pupils won the Silver Award while 8 won the Bronze Award (Top 15% in the World) recognition: Well done Fawwaz Ahmed (Grade 6); Taha Ahmed (Grade 7); Zainab Minahil (Grade 7); Mahnoor Azhar (Grade 7); Naba Mushtaq (Grade 8) & Muneeba Iftikhar (Grade 10) for winning the Silver Award. Winners of Bronze Awards are Aysha Waqar (Grade 6); Maryam Binte Nasir (Grade 6); Arisha Khan (Grade 7); Sehan Imran (Grade 7); Yumna Azhar (Grade 7); Maheen Asif (Grade 8); Nayab Tanveer (Grade 8) & Alyna Saleem (IG-3). Entries were assessed by a pan-Commonwealth body of judges, drawn from more than 40 different countries - judges commented on the maturity shown by many of the young writers, with entries described as ‘intelligent’, ‘impassioned’, ‘thoughtful’, ‘articulate’ and ‘beautifully written’. Thank you Oakians for carrying your school’s & Pakistan’s flag! You are budding writers. Keep up the good work 🙂  

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