Ben Commended in National Writing Competition
Monday, 29 April 2013
Bolton School Sixth Form student, Ben Crossland, has been highly commended in a national writing competition.
Year 12 pupils James Lay, James Tyson and Rory Milne also entered the Girton College (University of Cambridge) Humanities Writing Competition. Judges stated that the competition was extremely tight and there were four students that were very close behind the runners up, one of which was Ben.
The competition is for Lower Sixth Form students and is aimed at anyone with interests in the Humanities. It is based on six objects from the College's small antiquities museum, containing Anglo-Saxon finds from the College grounds, Egyptian material and Mediterranean material from the Classical and pre-Classical worlds.
The competition is an opportunity for research and writing beyond the curriculum using one or more of the six objects as a focus. Ben chose to write a poem, with the Maori Fishhooks as his focus. Pupils could choose any angle relating to the objects for example Decoration and signature, Changing interpretations, Diaspora and trade, Hunting and gathering, Protective powers, or Nature and culture and refer to any texts, periods or other contexts.