Year 12 African & Caribbean Tyler
(ACT) Essay Prize
Year 12 students are encouraged to investigate, play with and critically respond to questions tackling race and society
We believe non-fiction writing presents the opportunity to engage deeply with a subject matter and articulate points and ideas
We invite students to engage with the rich tradition of critical black thought and provide their own responses to culturally relavent themes
By assessing the socio-political conditions that have produced contemporary social issues we might use these lessons to radically imagine our future
Receive access to a curated syllabus of books, articles and music by Black thinkers
Access to almost 20 lectures, discussion groups and skills workshops
Receive mentorship from Black university students and graduates
Write a well researched essay on a topic of their choice
Receive cash prizes & the chance to be published
Attend a Celebration Day at Oxford University
Racial Justice is Climate Justice
Black Womanhood and the Protection of the Community
(Inner)visions of Future: Black culture, performance, and collective imagination
Our Time is Now: the struggle for Black liberation
We invite students to investigate the implicit and explicit presence of black people in art, music and the media.
We invite students to engage with Black speakers and poets and share their experiences and opinions in our annual showcase.
We invite students to engage with the rich tradition of critical black thought and provide their own responses to questions dealing with culturally relevant themes.