April 12, 2022

WASHK student won 3rd in the Wycombe Abbey essay competition  

We congratulate Zi Tong Chao on winning third place in the Wycombe Abbey 125-word essay competition. 

This competition was hosted by Wycombe Abbey in England. The schools that took part were Wycombe Abbey Hong Kong, Wycombe Abbey Changzhou, Wycombe Abbey Hangzhou and Wycombe Abbey in England.


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The competition was open to all age groups from Year 6 upwards through the secondary schools. WASHK student Zi Tong Chao won through to third place against students of all ages at all the other schools. 

The challenge was to write 125 words about a woman who inspires them. They could choose women from the past or present, famous or personal to them and it could be either a poem or essay.

Zi Tong’s entry was a poem inspired by the work of Dr. Wangari Maathai in Kenya. Zi Tong’s poem is shared for you all here.

There were indeed some wonderful entries, and it was an incredibly difficult decision for the judging panel to choose the top ten. 

As Ms Bowen, Chair of the 125 Committee said, “It was fascinating to see how they all used 125 words in the form of prose and poetry and how they expressed their admiration whilst telling us more about their chosen person. Indeed, I think the judges found reading the entries both inspiring and enlightening.”

The writing talent of the pupils who entered shone through their pieces and they were a joy to read. Anyone who is interested could click the link to read online: https://bit.ly/WA125Essay