History pupil Jeremy wins top prize in fiction competition
Fourth year pupil Jeremy Dunn has won a top prize in the Historical Association’s write your own historical story competition, which attracted entries from pupils across the world.
Judges were looking for stories that combined a gripping plot with a strong sense of the past, and Jeremy’s tale, set in 1815 during the battle of Waterloo, won praise from the judges for being written with such a degree of historical accuracy and demonstrating excellent use of characters and plot.
Mrs Maggie Wilson, Jeremy’s History teacher, said: “I was very proud to be entering the story on Jeremy’s behalf and so pleased he has deservedly won the award.”
As well as winning an engraved paperweight, a £25 prize and a certificate, Jeremy’s win means that the school also receive a year’s free membership to the Historical Association.