A Message from the Director…
Signed, Sealed and Delivered!
On Wednesday, the Jubilee Time Capsule was presented to Her Majesty The Queen at the Royal Commonwealth Society in London.
More than 200 people were able to share the special day with us, and schools in Johannesburg, Islamabad and Perth were also patched into the ceremony on Skype!
John Samson, a 12-year-old boy from Malawi and Junior Prize winner of this year’s RCS Essay Competition, had the honour of presenting The Queen with a tablet computer holding the top 60 JTC entries.
After The Queen has had a chance to browse some of the best JTC entries, the device will move to the Royal Collection, where it will be the first artefact on a tablet computer to enter the Collection.
In yet more exciting news, we’re currently in discussions to house the JTC archive at the British Library.
Though the JTC has ended, the RCS still has a great deal of creative ideas for engaging people in the modern Commonwealth. Just one of the new projects on the horizon is the 2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition run in partnership with Cambridge University Press. The Competition is the world’s oldest and largest schools’ international writing competition and you’ll be able to enter online from next year.
If you are a teacher, student or parent and would like to learn more about the 2013 Essay Competition, click here.
The JTC has been proof of the innovation and relevance of the entire Commonwealth project. If you want to remain a part of this and to stay connected with the RCS, email us and follow us on Facebook and Twitter:
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again…THANK YOU It is your enthusiasm and effort that has made this project such a success; we share this achievement with all of you today, and hope you’ll continue to be a part of our work in the future.
Danny Sriskandarajah |@DannyRCS