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SGS Historian retains winning title at awards


Lower Sixth Form students have continued the School’s winning streak with the latest edition of the SGS Historian being named the ‘Best School History Magazine’ at the Young Historian Awards for the third year in a row.

As well as the overall accolade, Alex Malone has won a commendation for his article on the occupation of Guernsey during World War Two from the Spirit of Normandy Trust.

Put together over the last few months of the academic year by a dedicated team, this year’s issue contains an eclectic selection of articles, trip reports, interviews and film reviews on periods as diverse as the Fourth Crusade to the German occupation of the Channel Islands during World War Two.

Head Boy Alex Malone said: “We decided that we wouldn’t have an overall theme due to our extremely varied historical interests and by doing this we believe it allowed each and every one of us the creative freedom to fully express ourselves. I couldn’t be more proud of what we have been able to create and I do hope you enjoy reading the magazine as much as we have enjoyed putting it together.”

Head of Sixth Form, Mr David Stone said: “This year’s issue of the SGS Historian is a really good read, made up of an interesting and varied selection of well researched and written articles, presented in an eye catching and engaging way. I am really pleased that the pupils’ work has been recognised in this way. The high standards set by our historians in each of the three issues of this publication are reflective of the genuine interest there is in the study of the past amongst our Sixth Form pupils.

This year’s contributors were Jamie Carson, Phoebe Micklefield, Alex Malone, Claire Murphy, Josh Brougham, Linton Armstrong, Archie Eady-Gurr, Alfred Bradshaw, Head of Art Mr Richard Davies, Modern Foreign Languages teacher Frau Kerstin Christmann and Mr Stone.

You can read the latest edition of SGS Historian by clicking on this link.