Students shine in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023

27 October 2023

More than 70 talented students from the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Pakistan showcased their exceptional writing skills in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023. This prestigious contest, established in 1883 by the Royal Commonweath Society, continues to inspire and elevate young minds from the Commonwealth nations across the globe.

Students shine in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023 Students shine in The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition 2023
The essence of the competition lies not just in crafting eloquent prose but in instilling values that resonate with the Commonwealth's ethos. Since 1883, the competition encourages participants to delve deep into the heart of global challenges, fostering empathy and nurturing a nuanced perspective among future leaders. Themes have included environmental stewardship, community engagement, inclusivity, youth leadership and gender equality, with this year’s theme being “A Youth-Powered Commonwealth”. 

Representing AKES, Pakistan with remarkable dedication, students from the Aga Khan School (AKS), Hafizabad, the Aga Khan School (AKS), Garden, the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Kuragh and Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School (SMS AKS), Karachi showcased their exceptional literary talents. Their contributions not only exemplified outstanding writing skills but also echoed a profound commitment to these critical themes. 

The accolades garnered by these talented writers stand as a testament to their remarkable achievements with AKS, Hafizabad receiving one Gold award certificate, two Silver award certificates, and three Bronze award certificates; AKS, Garden receiving one Silver award certificate and seven Bronze award certificates; AKHSS, Kuragh receiving two Bronze award certificates; and SMS AKS, Karachi receiving one Gold medal and two Bronze award certificates. 

"This experience was not just an accolade but a brushstroke in my journey of creative expression,” said Falak Noroz, a Grade 10 student from AKS, Garden. “I am grateful for my teacher's guidance; I now cherish the joy of competing globally and aspire to continue weaving stories that resonate in the tapestry of literature."  

Congratulations to all the students who took part in this competition! 

Photos: AKES, Pakistan participants of all ages presenting their certificates.