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European Day of Languages 2016 – Announcement of Winners

Network for Languages, the North Leadership Centre and Routes into Languages North East have once again partnered with the Association for Language North East for this year’s European Day of Languages competition.

‌Network for Languages, the North Leadership Centre and Routes into Languages North East have once again partnered with the Association for Language North East for this year’s European Day of Languages competition.

The organisers face the challenge each year of finding a concept that will be appealing, and hopefully inspiring to  learners as well as being straightforward  for busy teachers to manage within the small amount of time they may have available to celebrate the day.

The 2015 competition proved very successful in terms of number and language quality of the entries: we heard of schools running assemblies on the theme, having displays of work in the corridors, collaborating between departments, etc.

This year the competition went national. Steven Fawkes, Chair of the Association for Language Learning North East branch commented that “we wanted to support teachers around the country in their efforts to keep a positive spin on the issues of language, international understanding, and communication”.

This year’s competition celebrated all our Languages through the gift of handwriting. The concept was to create a message from anywhere in the world on the theme of celebration and teachers choose a suitable outcome for their classes. We received invitation postcards, letters from the past, messages in a bottle, and notes for a time capsule as part of this year’s submissions.

René Koglbauer, Director of Network for Languages and Executive Director of the North Leadership Centre, praised this year’s entries: “Pupils and teachers across the country have taken the competition extremely seriously. The judges were delighted by the variety of ideas but also the quality of entries. It is always a pleasure to see the enthusiasm and effort our youngest learners of languages put into their work. We are delighted that this year’s competition attracted a number of excellent contributions from GCSE and A-level students, too.”

The winners of the European Day of Languages Competition 2016 are:

6th form

   

Mollie Swallow

Jack Hunt School

winner

Gypsy Barber

St Paul's Girls' School

runner-up

 

Key Stage 4

   

Adam Huq

The Royal Grammar School

winner

Anjali Perumalpillai

St Paul's Girls' School

winner

Ruchika Thapar

The Royal Grammar School

commendation

 

Key Stage 3

   

Farah Abu-Saig

Egglescliffe School

winner

Benger Kelly

Egglescliffe School

winner

James Beer

Egglescliffe School

commendation

Talia Massey

Seaham School

commendation

Ellie Mullier

Egglescliffe School

commendation

 

Key Stage 2

   

Ruby Tucker

St Mary's Primary School

winner

Rosie Barr

Roseberry Primary School

winner

Rhiannon Robson

Roseberry Primary School

winner

Jess Thornton

Roseberry Primary School

winner

Erin Robertson-Kenyon

St James RC Primary School

commendation

Lilia Watson

Roseberry Primary School

commendation

Lucy Holmes

Roseberry Primary School

commendation

Olivia Eve Shield

Roseberry Primary School

commendation

 

Key Stage 1

   

Reubin Matauba-Vivier

Regent Farm First School

commendation

 

This competition would not have been possible without the generous support of Crossroads Languages, Europe Direct North East England, One Third Stories, Sanako, Education Perfect and Le BiblioBook. 

published on: 3 November 2016