Prize-winners contribute to new Queen’s Library

Competition finalists from QE have won a total of £750 of book tokens, which will be used to establish an Economics section in the School’s new Queen’s Library.

Fifteen boys from Year 11 reached the finals of Young Writers’ Competition run jointly by the Financial Mail and Baillie Gifford Savings Management Ltd, each winning £50 for the School as well as book tokens for them to spend on themselves.

Jake Breindel, Sufiyan Gaffar, Omar Haidar, Sahil Handa, Dillon Patel, Saif Rehman, Kischan Sivayoganathan, Bhavik Somani were finalists in the 13-15 year-old age category. In the 16-18 year-old category, Dylan Amin, Timothy Chan, Piyush Kalyani, Ryun Pang, Shiras Patel, Abeiram Sivaragah and Daniil Slavin were also finalists.

""The participants were all invited to submit an essay of 1,000 words entitled If you were a teacher how would you teach personal finance and what lessons would you want your pupils to learn? The organisers said the topical question was designed to stimulate young minds and motivate students to have their say about personal finance. The entries were judged on relevance, ideas and insight, well balanced arguments and writing style.

The Headmaster personally congratulated the finalists. He said: “They have done very well, and we were delighted to receive the book tokens. It seemed fitting to use them to make a start on our Economics section in our Library, which will benefit many pupils for years to come.”

  • The School has appointed a Librarian for the Queen's Library, Ciara Murray. Ms Murray takes up her position on 12th May.