An­other achieve­ment for Gozo

The Malta Business Weekly - - NEWS -

In Novem­ber 2014, the English Speak­ing Union (ESU In­ter­na­tional), in part­ner­ship with Royal Hol­loway, Univer­sity of Lon­don, launched My Magna Carta, an in­ter­na­tional cre­ative writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion for sec­ondary school stu­dents all over the world. Young peo­ple were in­vited to sub­mit their own mod­ern con­sti­tu­tional doc­u­ment that safe­guarded the rights, priv­i­leges and lib­er­ties that mat­ter to them.

The ESU Malta (Gozo Branch) took the ini­tia­tive to con­tact Gozo Sec­ondary schools to en­cour­age par­tic­i­pa­tion in this in­ter­na­tional com­pe­ti­tion.

The Bishop’s Con­ser­va­tory School was the sole par­tic­i­pant from Gozo and one of its stu­dents, namely Marie Ge­or­gette Spi­teri, aged 14, won My Magna Carta In­ter­na­tional cre­ative es­say-writ­ing com­pe­ti­tion from Europe in the Ju­nior sec­tion.

Marie Ge­or­gette should be proud of her achieve­ment as she beat hun­dreds of en­trants from all over Europe to reach the Grand Fi­nale.

On 15 Oc­to­ber seven fi­nal­ists in the Ju­nior Grand Fi­nale, rep­re­sent­ing all con­ti­nents, pre­sented their en­tries to a judg­ing panel at Dart­mouth House, Lon­don. The en­tries were all rated very highly, leav­ing the judg­ing panel with a very tough de­ci­sion to award the over­all win­ner.

Jane Jose­fow­icz, from the USA, won the over­all Ju­nior prize while Marie Ge­or­gette, from Gozo, Malta, was the only par­tic­i­pant to be awarded a spe­cial com­men­da­tion.

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