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History pupil Jeremy wins top prize in fiction competition

Jeremy's Historical Association certificate

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.