Lloyd Ludwig Prize for International Affairs


This term saw the return of the school’s annual essay competition, the Lloyd Ludwig Prize for International Affairs. The prize was set up by an American exchange teacher who worked at Addeys in the 1940s, in the hope that students might see that ‘“one world” is better than a world divided and suspicious.’ Today, the competition is designed to get students to think about the world outside the school walls.
This year’s title was ‘The Thing That Changed the World’. Students submitted fantastic essays on a wide variety of topics, from football to fashion, and prizes were awarded based on a combination of writing skill and intellectual content.
In Key Stage 4, Selina (10P) took the Outstanding Essay prize. Jamie (9A) was second and Daniel (9S) was third. In Key Stage 3, Ayo (8A) won the Outstanding Essay prize, with Andrew (8A) second and Kimberley (7S) third.
Two essays were awarded prizes for Outstanding Essays on a Taught Subject: Taina (8E) for Geography and Sofia (8P) for Citizenship. A further prize, for Outstanding Essay on an Original Topic, was awarded to Camdi (10P) for her passionate argument that humanity is more responsible for changes in the world than anything else.