44 year 8 students have recently returned from a visit to Paris, where they had the opportunity to visit the Sacré Coeur, the Palace of Versailles, la Tour de Montparnasse and l’Arc de Triomphe. Students also saw the Louvre and the site where the Bastille prison once stood, as well as having the opportunity to view the Eiffel Tower and a film première on the Champs-Elysées. The visit ended with a visit to Cité Europe, where students could practise their French language skills in the shopping mall. C’était magnifique!
A big félicitations to our four whole-school winners – Farah, Dylan, Caitlin and Callum – who took part in the National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee, Yorkshire Final at the University of Hull today. They competed against 150 pupils from 32 Yorkshire schools and did very well, despite not progressing through to the National Final. We’re all very proud of you!
The results are in and the winners of the whole-school competition are:
1st: Farah Mushtaq in 7R with 19 points
2nd: Dylan Pickles in 7E with 18 points
3rd: Caitlin Smith in 7J with 17 points
4th: Callum Orange in 7J with 16 points
These four students will now go on to represent the school in the regional final, taking place in Hull in April. Wish them luck!
A special félicitations to all who took part in the whole-school final. It was a closely fought contest!
This week, year 7 competed in the National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee class competitions in which they had to translate English words into French and spell them using the French alphabet. The winners of the class competitions were:
Megan Dransfield 7R with 18 points
Callum Orange 7J with 17 points
Dylan Pickles 7E with 14 points
Niall McKinnell 7H with 10 points
Martha Storey & Sophie Walton 7I both with 12 points
Khairah Bennett 7S with 13 points
Hamza Saleem and Stephen Kenny 7F both with 6 points.
House competition results: Becket (1st), More (2nd), Campion (3rd) and Clitherow (4th)
This year, all year 7 students will be taking part in a national competition called the Foreign Languages Spelling Bee. Students will be given a list of 50 French words to learn over the autumn term and will take part in a class competition before Christmas, where they will be asked to translate and spell out words from the vocabulary list. The class winners will go through to a whole-school competition, with our whole-school winner then representing the school in the regional finals and possibliy the national finals. There are big prizes to be won!
All students of French and Spanish have the opportunity to practice their language skills with Vincent and Nora every Thursday lunchtime 12.30-13.00 in C3. Come along and have some fun!