This week the Scottish semi-final of the Junior Language Challenge took place with 27 Watson’s pupils from Primary 6 and Primary 7 reaching this stage.
All the competitors had got through the first round challenge of picking up Portuguese – not only the language of Portugal, but also Brazil and Angola – a truly international language.
The semi-final round challenged the pupils to learn Kazakh: spoken in its homeland but also by large language minorities in China and Russia.
As always the pupils had a great time showing off their language skills on the computers and four of our pupils will now be heading to the grand final in London on 21 October having met the necessary standard.
Alex Harraghy, Adam Mallis and Benjamin Hemmati (all P6) and Nikita Zamvar (P7) now have to learn the African language, Luganda, to compete with the finalists from the other UK regions.