What would you consider to be the main advantages and disadvantages (if any) of remaining in the Commonwealth for (a) a non-self-governing territory approaching independence, and (b) an independent country of the Commonwealth and Empire?
Essay entered under category A; winner of Sir Alwyn Ezra prize
Essays were submitted by school children in three categories, according to their age. Category A for children aged sixteen and over, category B for those aged fourteen to sixteen, and category C for those aged less than fourteen years old. Each age group was assigned a different essay title.