Royal Geographical Society Essay Prize

June 12, 2019

Over the summer half term, one of our Lower Sixth Geographers was announced as the winner of the David W Smith Memorial Prize 2019. This competition is run every year by the Royal Geographical Society, and is open to Lower Sixth pupils from across the UK. The prize, consisting of a certificate and a gift voucher from Routledge Publishers, is awarded to the best essay written by a Lower Sixth pupil. The winning essay explored how different groups of people make claims to public spaces in Accra, the capital of Ghana. Our winning pupil and another of our Sixth Form Geographers have also been shortlisted for the Global Sustainable Development Lower Sixth essay competition run by the University of Warwick. Their essays explored single-use plastics, and the prospects of achieving the Paris Climate Agreement’s targets for limiting global warming. They will both attend a Global Sustainable Development Campus Day at Warwick, where the winners will be announced.