02 March 2016

Dear Parents

The Eurotalk Junior Language Challenge 2016

I am writing to ask your permission for your son/daughter to take part in an exciting national competition called the Junior Language Challenge. This knock-out competition consists of three rounds.

For the first round each pupil will learn Romanian using activities on the Eurotalk website. Pupils will be able to access activities on both tablets and computers (including iPads and Android) and there is a JLC app available to download from the App Store. Pupils will cover many different topics such as greetings, numbers and telling the time. Each time they complete an activity they will acquire points. The top 30 pupils from the area will then go forward to the semi-final, held locally in September.

The top three pupils in each region then go forward to the final in London. Last year we were incredibly successful and had two pupils representing Red House competing at Olympia. Both pupils performed brilliantly and we were thrilled when one of them was awarded third place in the whole competition. In addition there were some fabulous prizes awarded to the top performers for all their efforts.

Eurotalk, the company organising the event, support a charity called ‘One Billion’ which aims to ensure that children in developing countries reach their potential in maths, reading and English. Eurotalk has asked for an entrance fee of £5.00 per pupil, which will be donated to this charity. This is the only fee regardless of how successful your child is.

This is a fantastic opportunity for your child to get a taste for lifelong language learning and build on the language skills that they will have already acquired learning French.

If you would like your child to take part in the Junior Language Challenge, please complete the slip below and return a cheque for £5.00 by Thursday 10th March 2016. The competition goes live on Friday 11th March 2016 and pupils will be given a username and password to access the website.

Yours faithfully

Mrs H Garrett

Head of German

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