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Poetry prize for BGS student

Congratulations to Year 9 student Jasleen who has been awarded first prize in an international history competition. Her poem, ‘The Indian Soldier’, was awarded first place in the Year 7–9 category of the Never Such Innocence competition. The competition aims to enable young people to play their part in commemorating the centenary of the First World War through the creative arts and received almost 7,000 entries from across the globe.

Bristol Grammar School students were encouraged to enter the Never Such Innocence competition by the History department. Head of History Mr Hambly said: “We were delighted to hear about Jasleen’s success. It’s a fantastic and well-deserved achievement.”

Jasleen has been invited to a prize-giving ceremony at the end of May, which will be held at the Guards Chapel, Wellington Barracks and prizes will be awarded by General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff. The band of the Scots Guards and the Royal Marines Drum Corps will be playing, and the Queen’s Colour Squadron will be supporting the event.

You can read Jasleen’s winning entry on the Never Such Innocence website.

Never Such Innocence competition

Jasleen with BGS Head of History Mr Hambly