Modern Languages student's essay selected for entry into external competition

Well done to Form 6 Modern Languages student Holly Healey whose essay has been selected for entry into the Lancaster University Modern Languages Schools Essay Prize.

Head of Languages, Mr Edward Milner tells us more:

“The brief was to write an essay in your second language for submission to Lancaster University’s Modern Foreign Language Department, on the subject “Languages and Nation”. As only one entry is permitted per school, there was stiff competition across the languages to provide the winning submission.

The Modern Languages Faculty presented internal prizes in French, German and Spanish. The overall winner was Holly Healey, who discussed the origins and spread of Spanish as a world language. There was close competition from Alice Locke, who discussed accents and regional culture in French and Elizavetha Klychkova, who wrote a subtle essay on linguistic difference in German.

There were many entries beyond the prizewinners and they all dealt well with a tricky task at this early stage in their Upper School courses. This bodes well for their linguistic futures. Good luck to Holly in the external competition.”