Shrewsbury School recently hosted its inaugural ‘Phillip Sydney’ essay competition open to Year 5&6 pupils from prep schools around the country. Over 100 children entered the competition, Mr Walters, Deputy Head of Academics at Shrewsbury School was extremely pleased with the high standard of the entries. Terra Nova School is delighted to report that 6 pupils had their essays commended and were resultantly invited to the celebration event on Friday 23rd February 2018 at Shrewsbury School.

The Terra Nova team that attended the event enjoyed an afternoon of interactive lectures based around the theme of heroes, followed by some fascinating workshops where children got to do a range of things from drawing an ox’s heart to determining which fuel would be best for Batman’s car!

After a delicious afternoon tea the overall winner of the competition was announced and Terra Nova School’s teachers and pupils were delighted to discover that Isabella BB’s entry was chosen as the winning essay! Mr Philip Stewart, Headmaster of Terra Nova School commented: ‘This is undoubtedly a fantastic achievement and we are very proud of Isabella, many congratulations to her for her academic endeavour! I would also like to congratulate all of the Terra Nova pupils who took part. I have enjoyed reading their essays and seeing how much our pupils relished this literary challenge.’


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