Jane Austen by CGHS

Jessie Clark Memorial Prize for Appreciation of Jane Austen

Congratulations to all the girls who participated in this competition in Term 2.

Pride and Prejudice proved to be a popular text choice and the standard of responses was exceptionally high. The overall winner was Stephanie Lester from Year 13. Her insightful essay involved a perceptive exploration of gender roles in the text and beyond. She was also able to dissect the characters and make sound links to a contemporary audience’s perceptions too. Second place was awarded to Rosemary Walbom, in Year 12, who also demonstrated an insightful understanding of the characters. Well done girls!