Harry Pickthall is celebrating winning a national essay writing competition.
Harry entered his academic essay on the topic of 'Religion in the Public Sphere' to the York St John University’s Ebor Lectures in Theology and Public Life competition and was recently presented with the top prize.
Harry was chosen as the winner of the age 18 and under category and was awarded a prize of £300 which he received at the Ebor Lecture at York St John University on Wednesday 11 October 2017.
The judging panel thought that Harry’s essay was highly relevant and engaged with the topic in a lively and original way. He had considered how religion may contribute to society by researching historical information and academic sources, national constitutions and laws and how it engages with public concerns by conducting interviews with relevant citizens.
Headmaster Dr Pyle said: “Congratulations to Harry on winning the Ebor essay prize. It is excellent to see him grappling with the issues of religion and society which are so important today. I hope that his success will also inspire other students in the school."