For this year’s Essay Competition middle schools were invited to write on the subject “If pants had eyes”. The winners were recognised on 8th July, with prizes donated by Barter Books and awarded by Mary Manley.
First prize was awarded to Joe Bennett of The Duke’s Middle School for a moving description of events as seen by the pants. Second prize was awarded to Catherine Jackson of Lindisfarne Middle School, for a beautifully imagined piece with an Alice in Wonderland feeling. Third prize was awarded to Callie Martin of St Paul’s Middle School for a thoughtful piece on a modern girl, oblivious to the important place that pants have played in everyday life.
Essays by Abby Wilson (Duke’s), Oscar Wilson (Lindisfarne) and Lauren Vickers (St Paul’s) were highly commended.
Our congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all involved.