Double win for aspiring DGGS Science students in writing competition

    23rd Mar 2022

    Dover Grammar School for Girls is proud and excited to announce that two of our Year 7 students were lucky enough to scoop a prize each in the Rotary Club of Canterbury’s writing competition, ‘Dear Future Self’. The winners were announced this month.

    Thumbnail Future Self Winners March 2022

    Sophie took first place with her wonderful piece about her future career in Science, scooping a whopping £250 cash prize. Jessica wrote a sensitive piece about climate change and her hopes of becoming a Marine Biologist, which, in turn gained her a well-deserved third place and a £50 cash prize.

    The competition is designed for Secondary Schools with an aim to encourage students to think about how life may change in the future.

    It was overseen by the Vocational Committee from the Rotary Club of Canterbury with the fantastic prizes from £50 to £250 being provided by local businesses and individuals.

    The challenge for the students was to write a message to their ‘future self’ which is intended to be delivered and read in 25 years’ time. The topics for entry were to be about an employment, profession or business.

    A big congratulations to them both on this thoroughly deserved achievement!

    Headteacher, Mr Benson said “congratulations to both students on their excellent letters. We are proud at DGGS to be empowering the next generation in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) subjects and hope they can both fulfil their future plans.”

    Quotation from Sophie’s letter:

    “he one thing I need to tell you most is to grab any opportunity with both hands, experience it, do this for the girls who have fought just as hard as you but still do not have the same chances.

    Quotation from Jessica’s letter:

    My hope for the future, and the world in which my future self will live in, is that climate change does not have too much of a dramatic effect on the Earth. Even though humans are the cause of this disaster, I strongly believe we can fix it. This may seem like a very large challenge, but myself and many others believe it is possible.

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