The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2020

Every year, young citizens of the Commonwealth have the opportunity to share their thoughts, ideas and experiences of key global issues. This year’s theme is ‘Climate Action and the Commonwealth’.

To enter an essay, choose one of the options below and write what you think about it over the holiday.

  1. Imagine you are Planet Earth, what would you say to humans?
  2. A Blue Commonwealth: it is not too late to save our oceans. True or false? 
  3. In 2019, students in more than 100 countries walked out of school to protest climate change. How can young people get their voices heard and make a difference? 
  4. My planet, my place. 

All entrants will receive a certificate but if you win, you will get a trip to London!

Here is David Walliams and the Duchess of Cornwall talking about the competition.

We cannot wait to see what you come up with. Email your essay to us and you can enter the competition here. The deadline is the 30th June 2020. Good luck!

Virtual BEST Assembly

It is 2:30pm on a Tuesday, Mrs McCarthy’s favourite time of the week – BEST assembly.

Great news, 100 newly designed BEST Online Learner badges arrived yesterday so will be posted out later today with a special small certificate.

Normally it is proud mums and dads taking pictures to share of children holding their awards to show relatives who can’t be there. Well the teachers can’t see you get your award so they would love you to email a picture so they can share it on the blog.

If mums and dads are happy for Mr Connolly to use the picture in a mini movie on social media please email him at

Please let our award winners know how proud we are of them and give them a huge WELL DONE.

If you didn’t get an award this week keep working hard with your home learning and maybe next time it will be you. But remember teachers can only give you an award if they can see what you have been learning so remember to show us your great home learning.