Grade 12 History class excels at the White Rose Awards evening

This year’s Grade 12 s rose to the occasion and maintained the high standard set by their predecessors. In doing so, they won all the Senior Writing Awards on offer at this year’s Awards ceremony at the Holocaust Centre on Thursday 24 August. All twenty-one of our entrants received certificates for participation and, although we did not receive any Art Awards, all our art entries were displayed and received praise from the adjudicators.

The Senior Writing Award Winners were as follows:

4th place and highly recommended for her research on the “ Edelweiss Pirates” Jenna Frost

3rd place for her poem on Gypsies called, “We have the sky in our veins”: Gabrielle Adams.

2nd place for her tribute to Irena Sendler called, “Elzbieta” by Zimkhitha Kasana

First place for her original composition and lyrics for the song, which is a tribute to artist, Friedl Dicker-Brandeis, “Why us”: Lydia Hardie (She recorded the song and sang the chorus).  Download the lyrics here…


Please read the works of these talented young writers and provide them with some feedback.