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Nationwide Success for EHS PREP!

08 July 2020

Junior Language Challenge 2020 

With 6 girls having progressed to the Regional Finals of the Junior Language Challenge 2020, EHS Prep had already celebrated immense success.  It was therefore a pity that, due to current restrictions imposed by the pandemic, the competition was unable to come to a close as intended.

Below is an official statement from u-Talk (the organisers of the Junior Language Challenge) regarding our Gold Award winners:

TWO pupils from Edgbaston High School for Girls have won a Champion of Champions award in a national language competition.

Ellie C and Emma ML (both in Year 5) are among just 13 primary school age children nationwide to have won a gold certificate in uTalk’s Junior Language Challenge.
More than 2,300 children entered this year’s competition which challenged pupils to learn two different languages in six months using the uTalk language learning app.
And, impressively, 13 pupils managed to get full marks in both rounds of the competition earning them the gold Champion of Champions award.

uTalk MD Richard Howeson says: “We are proud of all our entrants but particularly so our gold award winners.  They really showed us what could be achieved and impressed us all with their love of learning languages.”
“Well done Ellie and Emma, you are the only two gold winners in this year’s competition to be from the same school. Très bon travail (a very good job)!” Richard added.
The competition was launched 16 years’ ago to show children how fun and easy it can be to learn languages.
In Round One this year, the EHS girls studied Portuguese. While in Round Two, entrants all studied French.  The winners of uTalk gold certificates have now been awarded 10,000 in-app coins to unlock their choice of topics and languages on the uTalk app.

As stated above, EHS was the only school in the whole of the UK to have 2 pupils who obtained the Gold Champion of Champions Award. What an outstanding accolade! 

The Silver certificate for full marks in one of the two rounds went to Darcey  (Year 3) and the remaining 3 Bronze certificates for those who earned sufficient points to reach the Regional Finals
Were awarded to Bhavna, Maryam H (both Year 5) and Mahi (Year 3).

We are incredibly proud of all our Finalists, as well as the other 25 girls who took part in the challenge. I hope that this experience has inspired the participating girls and many others
to take part in the Junior Language Challenge 2020/21 and to continue to develop the love of languages shared by our school community. Bravo les filles!

Madame Hennous

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