At a time when the future of Europe is never far from the headlines, Rithika (Lower 5) jumped at the opportunity to enter this year's German essay competition, run by the British-German Association and entitled:
Germany and Britain: a key alliance for the 21st century?
The aim was to encourage students to analyse the current relationship between the UK and Germany, reflecting on how the past has influenced the present and attempting to explain the constantly evolving relationship between these two powerful European countries.
The judges were impressed with the research, thought, and hard work which had gone into all the essays, which, they said, were of a very high standard. Rithika was one of the runners-up and was awarded a book prize for her excellent efforts.