LAE Tottenham student shortlisted for the John Locke Institute Essay Competition
The prestigious John Locke Institute Essay Competition invites students worldwide to explore a wide range of challenging and interesting questions beyond the confines of the school curriculum with entries invited for History, Politics, Philosophy or Economics.
Essays are judged on the level of knowledge and understanding of the relevant material, the quality of argumentation, the structure, writing style and persuasive force.
Cristallia A, a Year 13 student at LAE Tottenham, was commended as a shortlisted finalist for her essay addressing an economics question: 'What would be the consequences of legalising all drugs in the United States of America?' She conducted in-depth research, addressed both sides of the case and concluded strongly against drug legalisation.
Cristallia and her family together with Lead Teacher of Economics, Ms Ryan, were proud to attend the Awards Ceremony and gala dinner held at Lady Margaret Hall College, Oxford on Friday 14th September 2018 to celebrate. Cristallia was presented with a certificate to mark her achievement by Mr Martin Cox, Director of the John Locke Institute. The organisation aims to help able students develop the principles of rigorous, logical, analytical, rational thought.