Congratulations to Iola and Lucie for ranking in the top 10 of the Translation bee South West finals! The Regional Finals took place in Westminster University in the centre of London on Wednesday 6th June.

The aim of the competition is to translate orally as many sentences as possible in three different tenses in under one minute. The competition is open to Y8 and Y9. Both Lucie and Iola were amazing but sadly only the top 5 were selected to go on to the National Finals. Let’s emphasise how much of an achievement coming top 10 is; since between all the schools in the South West which take part, the original number of students who engage in the competition is just above 6000!

The experience was amazing and I feel privileged to have witnessed Lucie and Iola battle it out against so many schools in such a prestigious setting. They were a credit to the school and an absolute pleasure to accompany. A last thank you to the Thursday lunch time “revision” friends and Iola and Lucie’s parents for their enormous support too.

By Mrs Gillham