Winstanley College students have had success in the prestigious Pembroke North Essay Prize, run by Oxford University.
The competition is open to all Year 12 students from a state school or sixth form college in the linked North West England regions and aims to support and inspire the next generation of undergraduate students as they consider their university choices.
Competitors are given a choice of essay titles across Humanities, Science and Social Science and are set by undergraduate ambassadors. Four Winstanley students, Jennifer Eatock, Sam Wells, Andy Lin and Megan Bendelow took part in the competition, writing essays on: Housing in the US; Physics is Maths; Biology is Chemistry and Genome Editing respectively. The essays were marked by Pembroke College postgraduates and some fantastic feedback was provided.
Megan Bendelow and Sam Wells achieved winner and runner up prizes in the science category and were awarded book tokens. All of the students had their efforts recognised and were invited to attend the prize ceremony at Oxford University. The ceremony also coincided with the University Open Day giving the winners a taste of what life at the university might be like if they decide to pursue an application.