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MFL successes!

16 Jun 2022

We are delighted to share some very exciting news about several Barney linguists, who have been awarded impressive accolades!

Imogen, Lower Sixth

Year 12 student Imogen has won a prestigious Dresden Trust Scholarship, being one of only 12 people in the UK to receive the honour.

She will spend three weeks in summer at a school based in the city learning more about German culture.

Imogen was selected after submitting a CV, detailed letter as to why she was applying for a scholarship as well as a reference from the MFL department.

Well done, Imogen, we hope you have an amazing time.

Karolin, Lower Sixth

Well done to Karolin, one of our international students, who has been named as a winner of the Prismatic Jane Eyre Schools Project!

The competition, a joint project between Oxford University and the Stephen Spender Trust, tasks entrants with producing a poem in another language inspired by a selected passage from Jane Eyre.

Following her success, she will have her creative translation published in a printed anthology.

Moreover, Karolin finished second in Oxford University’s Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages’ Spanish Flash Fiction competition – incredible news!

Anna, Year 9

Anna, in Year 9, won the regional section of the ANthea Bell Prize for Young Translators, which is organised by a group of translation enthusiasts at Oxford University!

She translated a poem from Spanish and her work has been forwarded as an entry into the national competition.

Amazingly, more than 3,200 translations were submitted from over 260 schools, so its fantastic news that Anna has won the regional competition!

Special mentions must also go to fellow Barnardians Martha and Anya, who were given commendations for their translations from French, in their respective age groups.

Many congratulations to all students concerned, we – and the wider MFL department – are incredibly proud of your achievements!