A huge thank you to all the pupils who entered our first European Day of Languages Poster competition!
Our theme was "Why Study Languages?" and we were looking for eye catching posters using any foreign language (some English was allowed too) which encourage language study by pointing out key benefits.
We received over 1000 entries across Years 7 - 9 each providing their own depiction of this message using many different languages from across the globe. We were so very impressed by the level of creativity displayed, the amount and accuracy of foreign language used and the inspiring messages encouraging us all to continue studying languages. Deciding on just one winner and one runner up was incredibly difficult and we commend all pupils for their efforts.
The winners were those who the judges deemed to best encapsulate the answer to the question "Why Study Languages?", demonstrating an effort to use foreign languages and originality of illustration as part of a well presented and attractive poster.
Congratulations to winners and runners up in the categories below.
Winners will receive £20 vouchers for HMV and a certificate, runners up will receive £10 vouchers for HMV and a certificate. Prizes will be presented by student ambassadors in special school assemblies.
Winner: Lauren Southall, King Edward VI High School, Birmingham (this is a 3D poster)
Runner up: Beth Lang, Colmers Secondary School, Birmingham
Winner: Chloe Lane, Smestow School, Wolverhampton
Runner up: Salix White, Abbots Bromley School, Staffordshire
Winner: Anja Elliman, Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford
Runner up: Helena Godfrey, William Brookes School, Shropshire
Year 7 Aeron McMillan, Queen Elizabeth College, Bromyard
Year 7 Jasmine Davies, Lordswood Girls' School, Birmingham
Year 7 Jacob Payne-Lunn, Bishop Perowne School, Worcester
Year 8 Maria Skaria, King Edward VI High School, Birmingham
Year 8 Nasema Begum, Small Heath School, Birmingham
Year 8 Emily Hobbs, Abbots Bromley School, Staffordshire
Year 9 Kirsty Graham, Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford
Year 9 Nathan Sillito, Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford
Year 9 Polly Pye, Sir Graham Balfour School, Stafford