Cheshire Life - - Great Outdoors -

Freya Melia, a stu­dent from Bridge­wa­ter School, has been awarded the Max Gate Es­say Prize for her orig­i­nal piece of writ­ing ti­tled, ‘Dan­ger! Keep

Away!’ Freya wrote from the per­spec­tive of a young rabbit who chooses to ig­nore its mother’s ad­vice and ex­plore the for­est, con­se­quently be­ing chased by a preda­tor. Freya said: ‘I chose to write from the rabbit’s per­spec­tive and thought about the dan­gers a vul­ner­a­ble crea­ture might face.’

Miss Thrush, an English teacher at Bridge­wa­ter School, praised Freya for her thought-pro­vok­ing writ­ing: ‘Freya didn’t choose to end her piece sen­ti­men­tally. In­stead, she fin­ishes by con­tem­plat­ing the tran­si­tory na­ture of life, show­ing ma­tu­rity beyond her years.’

Freya Melia

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