For the second year, Ffynone’ s language students took part in the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators, launched in 2020 by Queen’s College, Oxford University Translation Exchange. It is open to all UK and overseas students from Year 7 to 13, on four difficulty levels.
Entering the competition provides the opportunity for students to develop their linguistic and creative skills when translating, unaided, from a foreign language to English.
Ffynone students have risen to the challenge, but only the top 5 students could be put forward for each level and each language. There were 24 UK-wide winners, 20 UK-wide runners-up, 189 area winners and 215 commended entries. Year 11 Orphée decided to enter one level above his year group and was declared Wales area winner! He also had a Grade 9 in GCSE French. Equally, Year 13 student Malika had a commendation in the German translation for the 2nd year in a row. She also achieved an A grade in A Level German.
We are delighted with all these fantastic results and the Language Department is very proud of its budding translators!
|Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators 2023|
|German||UK-wide runners-up & Wales area winners: Level 3 (Y10/11) – Jayan (Y10) & Joseph (Y11) (jointly)|
|Wales area winner: Level 1 (Y7): Lilia|
|Commendation: Level 4 (Y12/13): Malika (Y13) Level 2 (Y8/9): Darcey (Y8)|
|French||Wales area winner: Level 4 (Y12/13): Orphée (Y11)|
|Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators 2022|
|French||Wales area winner: Level 1 (Y7): Max & Tom (jointly)|
|German||Commendation: Level 4 (Y12/13): Malika (Y12)|