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Auchtembeddie All Age School walked away with two prizes in the North West Manchester Schools Essay Competition, held on March 6, at the Mile Gully High School, in Manchester.
The school placed first in the Grade 6 category, and second in the Grade 5 category.
First place winner, Davia Davy, told JIS News that the competition, which required students to write essays highlighting the history and important features of their school community, was an experience that “has motivated me to work harder at my school work, and encourage other students to enter the competition.”
Grade 6 teacher at the school, Nadine Nembhard, informed that they had one week to prepare the essays. “Our students co-operated; we used our lunch time, and this is hard work paying off,” she said.
“We are a small school, and this competition has helped to broaden the knowledge of our students. The community of Auchtembeddie is a rich cultural place where people can enjoy the surroundings,” Miss Nembhard added.
Principal of Mile Gully Primary School, Jennifer Morgan, said the competition sought to unearth the history and culture of the communities in which the schools are located.
“By doing this exercise, we hope that our students will be more aware of where their communities are coming from; the people who contributed significantly to the growth and development of those communities, the things that make their communities special and their cultural heritage,” Mrs. Morgan said.
Mile Gully Primary placed first in the Grade 5 category and third in Grade 6. Fourteen schools participated in the competition.

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