School News

Sixth Form students from Eaton Bank Academy and Congleton High School have enjoyed recent success in the inaugural Congleton Sixth Forms’ History Essay Competition. The competition was organised by teachers from both schools, and was kindly judged by Linda Hulse from Congleton History Society. The Society also very generously provided prizes. Students were asked to write an essay on which historical figure they believe deserves a statue on the famous Fourth Plinth in London’s Trafalgar Square. The winner was James (CHS) who made a compelling case for the computer pioneer Alan Turing. The runner-up was Jasmine (EBA) who wrote about the leading suffragist Millicent Fawcett. Third-places prizes went to Harley (who wrote about Bernard Montgomery) and Matthew (who wrote about William Slim). The judge, Linda Hulse, praised the quality of the essays and the effort the students had put into their work. The History departments at Congleton High School and Eaton Bank Academy look forward to working together on similar competitions in the future.