Chris Ellison, a sixth form student at Lancaster Royal Grammar School, has won a trip to Paris through a prestigious essay-writing competition run by the University of London Institute in Paris.
Chris’s prize is a two-day trip to the French capital, travelling on Eurostar and staying in a three-star hotel.
Chris, who is studying French A-level, wrote his essay (in French) on why it is important for young people to learn a foreign language. Marie-Rose Delauzun of the University of London Institute in Paris said: ‘The competition was fierce this year and we were delighted to have so many high quality entries.
“Our judges found it very difficult to judge but decided that Christopher’s entry stood out for its authenticity and research.”
Chris, who is also studying A-level German, English and History, has been awarded at place at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford to study French and German.
In addition to the trip to Paris, his teacher Sarah Haigh, who is head of modern foreign languages at LRGS, was awarded a hamper of French food and wine.