Posted on May 5th 2020
Write a Biography - Winners of Mr Smith's Prize Challenge
Every fortnight Mr Smith is setting all students a prize challenge. Here are the winners from our second challenge: to write a biography. See our current challenge.
With a parent’s permission, we asked students to speak to an elderly relative or neighbour on the phone, interview them about their life and then write a short biography. We had some fantastic entries. Here are our winners (in no particular order!).
Victor, Year 3, wins for this biography of his grandmother
"My grandmother, Maria Celia Santos, was born in Salvador, a big city of Brazil."
Matilda, Year 6, is a winner for her biography of Akinola Aramide Atolagbe
"His place of birth is in Agbonda village which is located in Lagos, Nigeria and this was on the 15th of February in the year 1966. Mr Akinola currently resides in Abuja, Nigeria with his family." Read Matilda's biography.
Jashanpreet, Year 7, wrote this winning biography of his grandpa
"Yesterday I was looking at my Harris challenges and I saw it and it said to speak to an elderly relative over the phone so immediately knew who to pick and, in this instance, I chose my Grandpa as he is very special to me. So welcome to my biography for him. I interviewed him over the phone yesterday and I took notes while I questioned him over the phone." Read Jashanpreet's biography.
Ecaterina, Year 8, wins for her biography of her mum
"My mom is almost 35 years old. On 27 of May she is going to have 35 years. I love spending time with her and I’m sure she is the best person and mom I know." Read Ecaterina's biography.
John, Year 8, gets a prize for his biography of Mrs Lola Uwoghiren
"She started her career with Federal Ministry of Defence as a Senior Clerical officer (Grade level 5) in the year 1972 precisely 1st of March 1972 and later rose to the post of Assistance Chief Executive Officer (Grade Level 13) before she retired on July 26th 2007." Read John's biography.
Well done to all our winners this week!