Isobel came third in the Junior Language Challenge

Congratulations to Isobel and Laura who took part in the Junior Language Challenge Final in Olympia in London.

Isobel and Laura had to learn Arabic and endured some very demanding exercises on the day.

Over a thousand pupils took part in the challenge and to make it through to the top thirty was an outstanding achievement in itself. A huge congraulations to Isobel who won third place.

After reaching the Junior Language Challenge final last year, Isobel was prepared for a tough contest, Isobel said:

“I knew after the final last year how much work it would take to get into the final round this year.  I was always trying to beat my highest score, which motivated me to learn more of the language.  I couldn’t believe it when I finished third.”

Isobel’s mother Vicki added:

“To see Isobel’s face when she looked at the scoreboard at the end of the final round was an absolute joy. It has amazed me that just a bit of practice every day has resulted in her being able to speak and understand so many languages.”

Mrs Heidi Garrett, Head of German at Red House School is delighted with Isobel’s achievement:

“Watching the scoreboard in the final round was an intense experience and we were all on the edge of our seats. I am incredibly proud of Isobel; her hard work, commitment and determination have certainly paid off.”


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