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Posted on: September 20th 2017

John Locke Institute Essay Competition. Outstanding submission from William Farrell

William Farrell, currently in Year 12 entered the John Locke Institute Essay Competition in the economics category during the summer of 2017, choosing to write his essay on the title; “Should we be more worried about productivity stagnating or robots and artificial intelligence making our jobs obsolete? “

As a school we are delighted to announce that his entry was selected for the short-list and he attended the awards ceremony at Oxford University on Friday 15th September.  William should be extremely proud of himself as he was awarded a commendation for an "outstanding submission", placing him in the top 20 in the economics category, a fantastic achievement for a student who was only in Year 11 when he wrote the entry and was competing against year 13 students.

William is keen to enter this highly prestigious competition again next year and we wish him every success with his 2018 entry.

Mrs R. Breach (Head of Economics)