Parmiter’s school student Harriet Strugnell is among the winners of the Spanish Regional Translation Bee competition which took place on June 14 at the Voyager Academy in Peterborough.
Nearly 5,000 students started the competition in central England. Two students represented the school at this event. Antara Verma in Year 9 also did very well, ending on a tie-break with Harriet. Harriet will go on to compete in the National Final which will take place at the University of Cambridge.
Harriet will look to emulate the success of another Parmiter’s student, Connie Smith, who was crowned the National Champion last year.
This event is organised by the ‘routes into LANGUAGES’ programme that promotes a broad spectrum including the increase of take-up in learning languages and studying abroad.
The aim of the Translation Bee is for students to practise and improve a range of skills that are vital preparation for starting a GCSE course: vocabulary, pronunciation, memory, verb conjugation, tenses and sentence formation.
It meets the demand from pupils and their teachers for a project providing a sense of progression by building on the requirements of the new KS3 curriculum, with its emphasis on translation and grammatical manipulation.
We congratulate Harriet for this achievement and we wish her good luck in the National Final.
Article by Ms Callington, teacher of modern foreign languages at Parmiter’s School