Year 7 have been competing in the annual National Foreign Languages Spelling Bee, in which students are asked to learn 50 words per stage, to be able to translate these words into French and to be able to spell them using the French alphabet. This week has seen the finals of the class competitions, where students had one minute to translate and spell as many words as possible. The results are in!
7J winners – Tommy Lee and Mia
7F winners – Safian and Lewis
7I winners – Ariana and Izabela
7S winners – Tom and Katie
7H winners – Martyna, Natalia and Heena
7E winners – Hasan and Damian
7R winners – Iqra and Aysha
These students will now go on to learn the stage two words for February’s whole-school competition.
Well done to all who took part and congratulations to our 15 winners!
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!
Good luck to all of our students who are competing in the European Day of Languages Championship 2013! The competition runs until 3.30pm on Wednesday 2nd October and we are currently 6th (in the UK) in the Urdu competition and 13th in the Arabic competition!