St Mary’s celebrates student’s writing achievement

St Mary’s celebrates student’s writing achievement

St Mary’s is celebrating the outstanding academic success of its Upper Sixth student, Amelie A., after an essay she has written about Virginia Woolf’s novel – Mrs Dalloway – was selected to be published in an upcoming issue of the English and Media Centre’s ‘emagazine’. Amelie’s work and the confidence she showed in contacting the publication to pitch her essay idea, is a shining example of hard work and excellence, one of the twelve Mary Ward values that we instill in our students.

Amelie’s essay explores the way in which domestic spaces in the novel define Clarissa Dalloway’s womanhood and sense of identity, and the evolving freedoms of 20th Century women.

Supported by St Mary’s English teacher, Olympia Severis, Amelie proactively submitted her essay idea for the publication’s consideration. Her dedication was rewarded when she was asked to draft a 1500-word essay. Feedback on the final draft was incredibly positive with the editor commenting on its quality. Amelie’s essay will be published in an upcoming issue of emagazine and she will get paid for her contribution.  

Charlotte Avery, Headmistress at St Mary’s said:

“We are incredibly proud of Amelie’s achievement and her dedication to her English studies. She is a shining example of what can be achieved when you work hard to reach your goals and that’s obviously been recognised by the editor of emagazine too. Congratulations Amelie, we can’t wait to see your work in print.”

The English and Media Centre is an independent educational charity with a national and international reputation as a Centre of Excellence. Its award-winning emagazine is a subscription-based publication for English A level students.

Find out more about the English and Media Centre.