A number of Year 9 students have been competing in the MFL Translation Bee in recent months. The Translation Bee is a national knock-out competition, in which participants compete to see how many short phrases they can translate into French, German or Spanish in 1 minute. Round 1 starts off with present tense phrases, round 2 is phrases in the present and future tenses, and round 3 is present, future and past tenses phrases all together.
In round 1 we did brilliantly, with Tabitha D, Jack S, Jessica R, Poppy R and Oscar F all translating 15 or 16 sentences correctly in a minute – a very difficult thing to do! Scores were equally high in rounds 2 and 3 despite the translations being harder, but sadly not high enough, on this occasion, to make it through to the national final at Cambridge University in July. Particular congratulations go to our Round 2 and 3 competitors for all their hard work.
Well done to all participants:
Round 1: Saharsh L, Mae B, Evie R, Poppy G, Chloe G, Max H, Izzy H, Harrison S, Noah Z, Jessica T, Dominic H, Zach E, Honey S, Katie M, Harrison H, Erin T, Lottie J, Freya W, Emily W, Farhan A, Maddie L, Maddy W, Alya G, Aiden O’B, Vivian C, Azima M, Oscar F, Eda P, Joe F, Poppy R, Arhan B, Millie W, Jessica R, Mircea M, Bea M, Jess K, Hannah G, Liam CR, Sara C, John-Paul S, Joe B, Mimi G, Martha C, Tabitha D, Angelina K, Nia V, Matis W, Jack S, Thyra S, Soraya E
Round 2: Tabitha D, Jack S, Jessica R, Poppy R, Oscar F
Round 3: Jessica R, Poppy R, Tabitha D, Oscar F
Mrs C Webb