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Jamie Receives R.A Butler Prize

 Jamie Sproul Stamford School student, Jamie Sproul, has just been awarded second place in this year’s R.A. Butler Competition for his essay entitled “Can the EU survive the Euro crisis?” The R.A. Butler prize is awarded by Trinity College Cambridge for essays in Politics and International Studies. Its intention is to recognise the achievements of high-calibre students from across the country as well as encouraging them to pursue a degree in Politics.

For his outstanding essay, Jamie has received £400 prize money, which will be shared with Stamford Endowed Schools. He has also been invited to an awards presentation with the other prize winner at Trinity College later this summer.

Dr Glen Rangwala, Trinity College Cambridge, said “We thought Jamie’s essay was an ambitious and clever account: it demonstrated well the possible routes through which the economic crisis could challenge the basic credibility and value of the European Union. But then it reflected on what could keep the Union together despite - and even because of - the economic crisis. It demonstrated a high degree of tenacity in reasoning through complex problems, as well as a clear and fluent writing style.”

Geoffrey Brown, Head of Sixth Form at Stamford School said “This is an excellent achievement for Jamie and I would like to congratulate him on behalf of everyone at Stamford Endowed Schools.”