One of our S7 students participated in the European Solidarity Essay Prize, and we are proud that he won the 16-18 category. Well done Max!
“16-18-year-olds were asked to respond to the question: “To what extent is solidarity under threat at Europe’s borders?” Older students were therefore asked to engage more critically with the concept of European solidarity. The essay question forced students to research and critique Europe’s recent efforts of responding to refugees seeking asylum within its borders. Many students opted to look at European solidarity with a political lens. Our winner, Max Blansjaar, responded with remarkable eloquence that considered historical, economic, political and social aspects of European solidarity with refugees.”
Winning entries will be published on the Action for Education online journal over the coming weeks.