Bravo to St George's linguists as they compete at Junior Language Challenge semi final

On Thursday 14 September 2017, five children from St George's Junior School competed in the Junior Language Challenge Regional semi final.

Two of the pupils, from J6.2, have written a brief report about the challenge:

"To get to the semi final, we had to get 1700 points playing computer-based games to learn and practise French. The categories that we had to learn were: first words; colours; body; countries; shopping; food; phrases; numbers and time. Then, over the summer, we had to practise the same categories but in Japanese.

Kindly, Mr Burchill drove us to Cranmore School on a very exciting minibus journey. When we arrived, we were escorted to a room where all the contestants gathered. In the room, we all watched Ratatouille in French but luckily there was English subtitles. Overall, there were 29 pupils from different schools in the area.

We were split into two groups to play in the first round. The top 10 pupils from both rounds then had a playoff and the four from that playoff would go through to the final in London. The whole team did really well and one of our comrades came fifth and was just three points off going to the Final. Overall, we had a great day! Thank you to Mr Burchill for taking us there and to the parents for supporting us."

The Junior Language Challenge is the UK’s only language challenge for primary schools, inspiring a love of languages at a young age and encouraging children to become independent learners, while raising money for the charity 'onebillion'.

9 October 2017

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