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SGS Historian scoops national award

The editorial team of SGS Historian are celebrating after their publication was named as joint ‘Best School History Magazine’ at the Young Historian Awards.

The award-winning team share the prize, a £100 book token, after judges praised the quality of the entry.

It is the second edition of the annual publication which comprises articles, book reviews and interviews on a certain theme. The theme for the latest edition was ‘Greatest Conspiracy Theories’ and saw articles on the Great Fire of London, JFK and the Mona Lisa and book reviews of ‘The Man in the High Castle’ by Phillip K Dick and Chris Skidmore’s ‘Bosworth – the Birth of the Tudors’.

The magazine, which is written and produced by Lower Sixth pupils, was set up to give readers a pupil’s insight into the characters and events that have shaped our history.

Editor Persephone Hotchkies said of producing the magazine: “I enjoyed being editor and the challenge of working to a deadline – a really useful trait to be able to add to my skillset. I am planning on studying English Literature at university so getting to produce this award-winning magazine was a great experience.

“I am proud of the team for winning the award – especially at it was at national level – and would definitely recommend that Lower Sixth historians take part as it is rewarding seeing your work published.”

Head of Sixth Form Mr David Stone said: “This national competition attracts entries from leading schools across the country and the pupils have done exceptionally well to win a prize this year for their well-crafted, researched and presented magazine; in only its second issue.”

The editorial team was Persephone Hotchkies, Robyn Clements, Josh Doyle, Will Spendlove, Max Jackson, Millie Johnson, Alex Grant, Richard Seed, Isobel Fraser and Finley Nolan.

Click here to read the magazine.