Every year, the Royal Commonwealth Society launches The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition which invites aspiring young writers to submit their work in response to a theme. The 2021 competition theme was ‘Community in the Commonwealth’, focusing on the way the Covid-19 pandemic affected the lives of Commonwealth citizens. 25,648 young people from different countries took part. This competition strives towards promoting literacy, expression and creativity. Most important of all it aims to have young people’s voices heard.
An exceptional result achieved by THREE students attending Handaq Middle School in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition (2021), a result which certifies the provision of high quality education in State Schools:
- LARA GIORDMAINA achieved the GOLD AWARD
- THEA CAUCHI achieved the GOLD AWARD
- GIULIA AGIUS achieved the SILVER AWARD
During a short celebration, Dr Frank Fabri, accompanied by Mr Emile Vassallo, presented an award to three students from St Ignatius Middle School. Lara Giordmaina and Thea Cauchi received a Gold Award while Giulia Agius received a Silver Award for their writing excellence in the Junior Category of this competition.
A big thank you goes to Dr. Montebello (Head of Handaq Middle School), the school’s administration team, and the Head of Department (English) and her team for their dedication, commitment, continuous support, and responsiveness towards the needs and talents of all students at Handaq Middle School.