Waconians Excel in PSA Blog Competition

Two Lower Sixth Waconians have made it to the final of the Political Studies Association Blog Competition!

Run in partnership with the Financial Times, the annual competition invites students across the UK to submit a blog in response to the thought-provoking question “What are politicians able to deliver for the next generation of voters?

Amongst a number of pupils, Waconians Joe and Abdul’s insightful submissions earned them both a well-deserved spot in the final.

Joe commented on his essay, “My essay covered the need to improve the housing provision in the UK as not doing so is leading to young people losing faith in democracy.” Reflecting on his achievement, Joe shared, “It’s surprising really in the sense that I hadn’t thought massively about the essay but the prospect of my work and ideas being recognised by a national newspaper is really exciting.”

Abdul provided context for his blog piece, explaining “I began my piece arguing that there is a sense of decline with Britain’s national pride and identity, with voter turnout, instances of social disorder, and declining military recruitment figures highlighting this.

“Entering this piece and then finding out I was in the final was incredibly rewarding. I felt a sense of pride and validation, knowing that the issues I am passionate about resonated with those selecting the finalists.

Well done boys!