Ghanaian school sweeps awards at Commonwealth competition

6891195313435_892248934341The Roman Ridge School has won a record breaking twenty-three (23) medals in the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2015 – the most of any school in Ghana.

Pupils of The Roman Ridge School captured an unprecedented 23 medals – 9 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze,  – across both the Junior and Senior categories.

Over 13,000 young people from 600 schools across 49 Commonwealth countries and territories took part in the 2015 competition.

Only 3,000 out of the 13,000 worldwide entries were awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold medals.

For 132 years, the competition has inspired thousands of young writers from all over the world. Run by the Royal Commonwealth Society (UK), this schools’ international writing contest – the world’s oldest and largest – is a highly regarded and popular international education project.

Some 92 judges scrutinised entries around the theme, ‘A Young Commonwealth,’ which invited young people to share their hopes and concerns for the future.

Their input is considered useful in generating an important youth perspective and Commonwealth wide dialogue as the international community gathers to set development goals for the next 15 years.

During a Special Awards Ceremony held on 17 September 2015, Principal of The Roman Ridge School, Mrs. Valerie Mainoo, congratulated both students and teachers on their outstanding achievement.

She went on to state that these impressive results are a testament to the excellent quality of English instruction and programmes running throughout the school.

Chair of the Academic Board of Governors, The Roman Ridge School, Rev. Dr. Joyce R. Aryee extended her special congratulations, proclaiming it as a victory both for The Roman Ridge School and for Ghana as a whole.

The Roman Ridge School (TRRS) was founded in 2002 and is a private co-educational institution of approximately 550 students, from ages 4 to 18.

The school is the first accredited Independent Preparatory School in West Africa, and hold memberships with several prestigious UK associations, including, the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and The Society of Heads.

source :myjoyonline.com

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