Who Inspires You? The Wycombe Abbey125 Essay Competition

As part of our 125th anniversary celebrations, pupils put their writing skills to the test and entered our 125 Essay Competition. The challenge was to write 125 words about a woman who inspires them. They could choose women from the past or present, famous or personal to them and it could be either a poem or essay. The competition was also open to pupils in our sister schools in China and Hong Kong.

We had some wonderful entries, and it was an incredibly difficult decision for the judging panel to choose the top ten.

As Ms Bowen, Chair of the 125 Committee said, “It was fascinating to see how they all used 125 words in the form of prose and poetry and how they expressed their admiration whilst telling us more about their chosen person. Indeed, I think the judges found reading the entries both inspiring and enlightening.”

The top three were then chosen from this field and their prizes were awarded in Mark Reading at the end of term. Congratulations to: Zi (WASHK) in third place, Frances (LV) in second place and in first place was Emily (LV).

The writing talent of the pupils who entered shone through their pieces and they were a joy to read.

 Click here to read the entries

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