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They had their say!

East of England

Wednesday afternoon saw 50 Year 8 pupils from seven Peterborough schools, The Voyager Academy, Ormiston Bushfield Academy, Hampton College, Jack Hunt School,  Ormiston Bushfield Academy, The King’s School and Ken Stimpson Community School fight it out on Wednesday in the final of the Have Your Say competition in the presence of the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress. All the students were the winners of their school competitions  for which they had learnt and performed dialogues in French, Spanish, German and Urdu.

The final competition was hosted by Thomas Deacon Academy, organised by teacher, Anke de Munster, with help from her impressive band of sixth form Language Leaders and sponsored by Routes into Languages East at Anglia Ruskin University.

The instigator of the competition, Rachel Hawkes of  The Voyager Academy and The Cam Academy Trust said “ Speaking is, without a doubt, the most important skill in language learning, but also one which causes the most anxiety.  It is exciting to see so many students enjoying speaking languages and performing at such a high level in front of an audience. ”

The pupils really seemed to enjoy the afternoon, and the standard was extremely high, even higher than last year’s inaugural competition.  The winners’ trophy went to Aleksandra Waligora  and Joanna Zajac of The Voyager Academy for a lively Spanish dialogue, fluently delivered with excellent Spanish pronunciation and great expression.

The other top ten winners were:

Milly Hilton & Katie Tasker

The King's School

Luca Kist Chancelier & Francisco Correia

Thomas Deacon Academy

Veronika Dancova & Giang Luang

Jack Hunt School

Aine Jones & Sara Silva Miranda

The Voyager Academy

Debora Aniceto Jesus & Aleshba Hussain

Thomas Deacon Academy

April Isham & Emily Knox

Ken Stimpson Community School

Jacub Piechota & Leonardo de Nuzzo

Ormiston Bushfield Academy

Florina Dobre & Marcia Marcelino

The Voyager Academy

Tyla Moore & Klaudia Konachowicz

The Voyager Academy


Well done to all 50 competitors (and their teachers!) who  were all winners to  get this far and represent their schools.

Sarah Schechter, Project Manager, Routes into Languages East