Four from Spalding High School excel in translation bee

Translation Bee ANL-160807-144742001
Translation Bee ANL-160807-144742001
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Four Spalding High School students took part in a national French to English translation competition.

Following initial rounds held within school, where all Year 8 students participated, the four progressed to The Routes into Languages East Foreign Language Translation Bee.

The competition saw the girls practising and improving their vocabulary, spelling and memory skills in French.

The students had to translate as many sentences as possible from English into French in one minute.

The national competition took place in Cambridge and the girls performed exceptionally well, with Amelia Simpson progressing to the semi-final. Other impressive Spalding entrants were: Natasha Oliver, Mariam Alemi and Ellisha Kelly.

All of the students felt that the competition was beneficial as it improved their French skills while Head of French Madame Barats congratulated all of the participating students, commenting that the girls ‘learned a lot about what they can achieve under pressure’.

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