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Is British Politics Broken? Prize Winning Student Essays
Earlier this year we launched our innaugural Student Blog Competition in partnership with the Financial Times asking 16-18 year olds to answer the question 'Is British Politics Broken?'.
We received a fantastic number of entries from across the UK. Students thought creatively and critically engaged with the question to produce factual and insightful articles.
All entrants were invited to an awards ceremony at the Speaker's House on Monday 17 June, where they were welcomed by Rt Hon John Bercow MP, Speaker of the House, and colleagues from the PSA and Financial Times. The event had a great atmosphere and provided a space for students, teachers and parliamentarians to network and celebrate their achievements. The Political Studies Association would like to express their appreciation for the continued support and friendship of the Speaker of the House, particularly on our schools initiatives.
The judging panel were impressed with the quality and originality of entries — but every competition needs a winner. Congratualations to Daniel Harrison (Alderbrook Sixth Form) for his winning article! The competition runners-up were Fleur De Bono (St Mary's School, Ascot) and Callum Devereux (Alderbrook Sixth Form).
To read their full articles visit the Financial Times website.
Daniel's winning article will feature in our next edition of Political Insight.
Did you know that the Financial TImes offers, as part of its Education Programme, free digital subscription to 16-19 year-olds in full-time education and to their teachers across the world?