Bingley Grammar School

Yr 7 Aminah Wins British Heroes Competition

On Friday 5th July, Shipley MP Philip Davies visited our school to award all our students who entered his British Heroes competition.

After the success of the British Heroes competition last year, MP Philip Davies asked students in the Shipley Constituency to enter a piece of work celebrating their own British Heroes. Miss Shah's RE classes decided to take part and created their entries as optional homework.

There was a wide range of heroes celebrated in the entries including the Arek Hersh, Tim Peake, JK Rowling and Tom Daley as well as student's family members - their personal heroes.

The judges of the competition were Olympic Triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, Noreen Khan the Director of NEESIE, Chief Executive of Bradford Council Kersten England and Editor of the Telegraph & Argus Nigel Burton.

Mr Davies told the group that the judges were hugely impressed by the standard of the entries and the reasons behind the varied choice of heroes. The MP for Shipley talked about how we should be proud of our multicultural society and beliefs and he wanted us all to focus on being proud of being British.

Mr Davies awarded each student with a certificate for their efforts thanking them for taking part. At the end of the session Mr Davies announced the overall winner of the Year 7 category as Aminah, describing her entry about Mathematician Alan Turing (the new face of the £50 note!) as an amazing piece of work which had impressed all the judges. Aminah has won a family pass and travel voucher to Bletchley Park, the home of  the WW2 codebreakers!

Well done to everyone who took part in the competition and thank you to Mr Davies for taking the time to visit and congratulate our students.

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