Hatty Kingsford essay on Young Economy of the Year

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A MILLFIELD School economics student has been recognized by the Royal Economics Society for her work on regional inequalities and the race to the top.

Hatty Kingsford, from Street, has been praised for her submission to the Young Economics of the Year competition essay on regional inequality and the potential of the Upgrading Scheme in Somerset.

The annual Young Economist of the Year competition, organized by students, aims to encourage participants to think about economic issues and promote the study of economics.

The Essay Competition is for A-level students in the UK, who submit an essay on one of five chosen topics.

Hatty, who joined Millfield Prep in year 6, is an external student.

She said: ‘This topic was particularly interesting to me as Somerset is a rural county, which not only faces inequity from within, but also when compared to other counties in the UK, it is becoming apparent that Somerset lacks the digital and transport infrastructure seen in other parts of the country due to a lack of business and government investment.

“The content of my essay provided solutions to current Somerset issues of an aging population, a lack of economically active people and a declining survival rate of local small businesses.”

When asked what advice she would give future Millfield students entering the competition, Hatty said: “Pick the question that excites you the most because that passion is likely to show in your writing and make your essay stand out. .

“In addition to that, make sure your essay is researched and planned out before you start writing it, as this will provide you with a good structure.”

As well as being a member of the Millfield Economics Society, Hatty is also the captain of the 3rd netball team and is part of Millfield’s junior riding team.

Reflecting on her time at Millfield, she said: ‘My favorite thing about Millfield is its ability to accommodate its students with almost anything they wish to do. Whether it’s playing the violin, becoming a math genius or being an international triathlete, Millfield can help you get where you want to go.

After Millfield, Hatty hopes to study economics and management at university.

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