The Immerse Education Essay competition is a challenging contest where participants are required to write a 500-word essay in which they answer a question that is related to a subject that they want to study in the future. Winners can be awarded either a full or partial scholarship for the Immerse Education programme at the Immerse summer school with their world-class tutors at Cambridge or Oxford. Every year, thousands of students attempt to win the unique opportunity of spending 14 days in one of the best universities in the world. There are two groups: 13-15 and 16-18-year-olds students.
This year, one of our students decided to seize the chance to participate. He is 16 years old, completing the DP programme, and entered the International Relations Essay category in which he had to answer the following question: “Is the UN still relevant?”. As the deadline approached, he wrote an answer to the question, using varied sources and referencing them diligently. He later learned that the format he applied was incorrect and that he needed to re-write it. Nevertheless, he bounced back and managed to write a great essay that fulfilled all the criteria requirements. Furthermore, he managed to finish with sufficient time to proofread and edit it before the deadline.
Some weeks later, he got the exciting news that he won a 20% scholarship, which is a huge achievement for him and for our school. We are proud of his work and of his commitment and wish him all the best for this experience!