Cambridge University Essay Competition 2013

Cambridge University Essay Competition 2013-42
They said on the website that they hoped to get the letters out to the winners by the end of March, so hopefully it'll be in the next week or two. This page is about the competition, contains Nathan's essay and shows photos of Nathan with his fellow pupils and presenations on Tristan.

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If the volcano ever erupted then boats can be used to evacuate people.

Boats are very important on Tristan so the more boats we have the better.

Randall Repetto has been awarded a gold in the junior category and Jade Repetto a bronze in the Senior category.

Randall is shown in the group photo above but Jade was with her family overseas.

Topic: 3: I am the future I want to be a carpenter and a builder and learn the skills from the elder people on my island.

As I learn, the skills will be passed from those people on to me. My dad learnt how to be a carpenter from his dad and I will learn the skills from my dad.On Tristan boats are used for fishing, sailing to the nearby islands, and travelling around Tristan to reach the cattle that are kept there.We do not have an airport so the boats have to take the islanders off to a nearby ship.The Duchess is a keen supporter of promoting literacy amongst young people and adults.The theme of the competition – which is sponsored by Cambridge University Press – was ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and Nathan’s entry is a specific, succinct and clearly articulated account of generational exchange, and of the significance that the skills and lessons passed down from his father hold for him, his surroundings and his community.I am particularly impressed by the way in which those young people are able to articulate thoughts of great maturity and insight that will be important to the world in which they will grow up.Their inspirational pieces of writing testify to their strong desire to make a difference.” Two other pupils to be presented with medals for their essays Head Teacher Anne Green has announced that as well as Nathan Swain being the outright winner of the Junior Essay Competition, out of only eight entries two other St Mary's School pupils have been awarded medals for their excellent essays.Over 13,000 students applied from around the world - and this year a Tristanian has won it!That is not only testament to the quality of teaching at the school, but also the high calibre of students we have at St Mary's School.Nathan likes fishing, swimming and helping his dad to make things.He also loves riding his bicycle around Tristan because of the freedom it offers.


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