Can you solve the computational thinking puzzle below? Next week pupils will have the opportunity to enter the Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge. This global competition is designed to improve computational thinking skills that are needed to succeed in many areas of life.
Following on from our success in the Vocab Express League of Champions, French and Spanish GCSE students will be participating in the Language Perfect Northern Championships 2014 for ten days during November. There is a wealth of prizes to be won, including $10,000 for the school, Mac Books, iPads and iPods, and an exchange with an Australian school. GCSE students see the languages VLE site for more details. Wish us luck!
Over the past week, 150 students at St. John Fisher have been competing in the international Vocab Express League of Champions competition, which was run to promote the European Day of Languages on September 26th. Our students have been learning and testing themselves on vocabulary from a variety of languages with the aim of scoring as many points as possible and achieving a higher score than the other schools who were competing around the world. In last year’s competition, we came 13th so the aim this year was to reach at least the top 10 and we certainly achieved that – winning the French competition and coming second in the overall competition. There were also several student successes
Overall League of Champions Piccolo Competition: 2nd place
French League of Champions Piccolo Competition: 1st place! Lauren in 11H came in the top 40 of the student genius competition.
Polish Genius Cup: 4th place with Filip in 8J coming second in the individual student competition.
Urdu Genius Cup: 7th place with Umar S in 8R finishing in the top 40 of the individual student competition.
Spanish League of Champions Piccolo Competition: 10th place with Eboney and Beverlyn in 11H both finishing in the top 30 of the individual student competition.
We also had a student, Sidrah in 9F, who finished in the top 30 of the Arabic competition.
Félicitations to everybody who took part. The whole school is proud of your effort, especially the Languages department!
Students at St. John Fisher are currently competing in the Vocab Express League of Champions, a week-long, international languages competition, in which the aim is to score as many points as possible by learning and testing yourself on vocabulary in your chosen language. The idea of the competition is to encourage language-learning in readiness for tomorrow’s European Day of Languages.
There are many prizes to be won and we would like to wish all of our students the best of luck! C3 is open at break and lunch all week for those competing. Apps are also available from the Vocab Express website.