Turning Japanese

Turning Japanese

Published on 6 September 2010

Pupils participating in the Language ChallengeOn Friday we hosted the very exciting Scottish and Northern Irish Junior Language Challenge semi-final in the Upper Primary Hall.

24 contestants had gained a place in the semi-final having successfully learned Italian on the computer. For the semi-final the children had to test their knowledge of Japanese by playing language games in Japanese against the clock.

We were delighted when GWC P6 pupil, Anastasia Goryanin, came first with an outstanding score. Joining her in the National Final in London are the pupils who came second and third (from Fettes College and a school in Northern Ireland).

As yet they do not know what language they will have to learn for the final, it will be announced once all the national semi-finals are completed.

Sarah Bryce (P7) came a very close fourth in Friday’s competition.