Congratulations to Jackson, who has won the Oxford University “50 Words” competition in the Year 10 category.
The competition was inspired by the popularity of the BBC’s “500 Words” contest and was open to all students in Years 7 – 11 at schools across Oxfordshire. Data gathered from the competition was designed to form part of an Oxford University Research Study into young people’s thoughts on ‘research’.
There was one winner per year group across the County, with each one receiving a £50 voucher.
Jackson and his family will be invited to a prize-giving ceremony on a date to be advised.
Miss Avis, Jackson’s Tutor, said “I’m absolutely delighted. I encouraged my Tutor Group to have a go at this competition during Tutor time one day. What a result! Well done Jackson!”
Jackson’s winning 50 words were “Research is the progression of human intelligence through its own undying persistence. It’s fuelled by a burning need of new knowledge that all humans possess and will never stop possessing. It’s the need to know, with the ability to find out and acting on it boundlessly. Research is moving forward”.