8 March 2022
Harrogate Ladies’ College has launched a junior essay writing competition to mark International Women’s Day.
The competition, entitled ‘Inspirational Woman’ is open to Year 3, 4 and 5 pupils across the district, and entrants are invited to write about a woman who has inspired them. The finalists will be invited to lunch at the school and will have the chance to hear their story read out by inspirational women.
International Women’s Day celebrates women’s achievements across the world and the victories women have won in the fight for equality.
Mrs Sylvia Brett, Principal of the School, said the essay writing competition was a way of celebrating women in all walks of life from celebrities to family members:
“This competition brings to life every day stories of women who have made an impact on younger children – it could be someone’s grandmother, the woman who drives the school bus or a favourite actress or author. We want to hear about who inspires you and why, and I am already looking forward to reading the entries which I know will be of the highest calibre. It’s always a pleasure to read younger children’s work because it’s so authentic. Harrogate Ladies’ College has a 128-year long tradition of educating strong, empowered women, many of whom have gone on to achieve remarkable things in their lives. We want to hear stories from our junior friends in the community about who has had an impact on their lives, and why.”
The competition opens today (Tuesday) and closes on March 28th. Finalists will be invited to a special lunch on May 12.
Pupils in Year 3 & 4 must write a maximum of 500 words and Year 5 pupils have a 750 word limit. The winner in each age category will receive £50 of book vouchers and a further £50 in vouchers for their school, and the 2nd prize winner will receive £20 in vouchers, and £10 in vouchers for third prize.