Pupil’s pride in letter

Jack Beevers winner of the Evening Courier writing competition.
Jack Beevers winner of the Evening Courier writing competition.

Calderdale high school students were asked submit their views on society in a Courier Writing competition.

The winning entry came from a year 10 Trinity Academy Student, Jack Beevers, who wrote a letter to the editor on the issue of immigration in the UK.

The winning entrant was awarded with £100 of Woolshops, Halifax, retail vouchers.

Halifax Courier editor John Kenealy would like to thank the authors of all contributing letters.

He said: “Jack presented a clear argument; backed-up by impressive facts.

“I wish him all the best in his academic future.”

Talented young writer Jack Beevers said: “I chose to write about the benefits of immigration after having lately taken an interest in economics.”

Asked what he wants to do when he leaves full-time education, Jack said: “When I leave education, I wish to continue with the family property business.”

Trinity Academy’s senior vice principal Steve Evans said: “A letter about a topical local, national or international issue is a great way for young people to consider how they can persuade, inform and communicate their passion for a subject.”

Submitted letters by high school students were published in a letters special feature earlier this year.

If you have an issue you would like to express emailyour views to: yoursay@halifaxcourier.co.uk