Congratulations to sixth former Ibrahim in the OxBright Essay Competition Awards Ceremony 2023!
We are delighted to say that Ibrahim was Highly Commended by the judging panel, ranking in the top 20% of a competitive field of over 1000 entries. This is a great achievement, and we at Enfield Grammar School feel very proud!
Ibrahim wrote a brilliant essay answering the question “How can long-term thinking in the field of Law foster optimism about the future?”
The panel of judges were very impressed with Ibrahim’s essay, nominating it as Highly Commended and ranking it within the top 20% of a competitive field of over1000entries. Ibrahim received a Certificate of Achievement and has won a free place at an OxBright academic conference.
OxBright’s mission is to inspire students to succeed, find their purpose and make a difference in the world. They do this by offering courses, internships, conferences and resources for teenagers, and you can find out more on their website: https://www.oxbright.org/
Entering an Essay Competition is a great way to prepare for university applications, think deeply about a topic beyond the school curriculum, and widen your academic horizons. OxBright warmly welcome entries from Enfield Grammar School for future Essay Competitions, and any students who are interested can find out more here: https://www.oxbright.org/resources/essay-competition/
The word Diwali means ‘rows of lighted lamps’. Diwali is known as the ‘festival of lights’ because houses, shops and public places are decorated with small oil lamps called ‘diyas’.
When is Diwali?
Diwali always falls some time between October and November, but the exact date varies each year as the Hindu calendar is based on the Moon. This year it is 12th November 2023.
How is Diwali celebrated?
For many people this five day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Lamps are lit and windows and doors are left open to help Lakshmi find her way into people’s homes.
Other ways that Hindus celebrate the festival include:
- Spring-cleaning the home
- Wearing new clothes
- Exchanging gifts (often sweets and dried fruits) and preparing festive meals
- Decorating buildings with fancy lights
- Huge fireworks displays
Have you heard about this?
All of our sixth form students who enrol in degree programmes at universities receive a £100 scholarship in their second year as a consequence of a moving story about one of our former pupils, who tragically lost his life in the First World War.
Mrs Bungey and her late husband agreed to leave half their estate to provide a memorial to their son, Second Lieutenant Gerald Edward Bungey. The yearly funding for the award comes from interest paid each year on a bequest left to the Enfield Grammar School Foundation from the estate of Mrs Maude Bungey and is paid out by our Foundation Trustees who are part of our governance structure.
Gerald attended the EGS from 1911 to 1914 and was Captain of 1st Cricket team and Football Elevens, and runner of the mile and half-mile
Joining the army soon after the declaration of war in 1914, he was killed in action on 4th August during the Battle of the Somme at the young age of just 19 years, while fighting with the 14th Fusiliers.
It makes you reflect on all those young men (many just out of school) who never had the chance to go onto any type of further education or live out their lives.
In school we have a memorial to all those alumni who never came home; Gerald E Bungey is listed in the first column..
“No greater sacrifice can a man make in giving his life in serving his country so that others may live in peace and freedom.”
Second Lieutenant, ‘D’ Coy. 9th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, Son of William EJ and Maude M Bungey.
Our remembrance assemblies are always moving, educational and reflective. Today was all of that and more with the performance of the Last Post played by Daniel Moorwood in Year 12.
Thank you to all who came along and to our staff for their dedication and support.
For more details: 6th Form Open-Evening