Catherine Cowen went to Lancaster University to collect her prize for having won the 2018 Lancaster University Modern Languages School Essay Prize. The theme was ‘Learn Languages to speak to the Future’ and Catherine wrote her essay in French with the title. ‘Le secret de l’avenir est le passé’.
The university received a considerable number of entries (double the number of last year), including many excellent ones, and the decision was incredibly tough. However, the judging panel decided to award Catherine Cowen first prize of a £100 book voucher. The judges were particularly “impressed… because of its original approach, use of critical sources, academic rigour and sophisticated command of French.
The photo shows Catherine with fellow A-Level student Aimee and her French teacher Emma Laird, as well as Sascha Stollhans (DeLC’s Schools Liaison Officer), Romain Bardot (Senior Teaching Associate in French) and Olga Gomez-Cash (Head of Department).