Howard and Mitchell Essay Presentation Evening
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Howard and Mitchell Essay Prize 2017

Over one hundred Chigwell pupils, staff and parents attended the annual presentation of the winning essays in the Howard and Mitchell Essay competition. This competition is open to Year 12 students who each independently initiate, research and write an essay for either the Howard (arts and humanities) or Mitchell (maths and sciences) contest.

This year’s winners were (Mitchell) Zuzanna Borawska, on “From Gutenberg to printing organs - the amazing story of 3D printing”, and (Howard) Olivia Mendel-Portnoy, on “To what extent was the improvement of treatment of patients in Bethlem Royal Hospital from 1815-90, due to the York Retreat?” Both talks were expertly prepared and confidently delivered, and the subsequent wealth of perceptive questions allowed the presenters to reveal how much they knew beyond what they had said in their talks. The presentations were followed by a dinner, which ended with some wise and witty words of advice from the 2006 Howard winner, and now TV screenwriter, Laura Neal.

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