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Placed 9th in the World in Language Perfect Competition!

July 2018

Placed 9th in the World in Language Perfect Competition!

From left: Amelia P, Amelia B, Pheobe R, Lily-Beth H, Aimee B, Maneet S and Lily R.

This year, 191 different schools from across the world took part in the 2018 Language Perfect global linguistic competition and we placed ninth overall!

A number of students from King James took part, logging in over a 10-day period as many times as they wished, both at school and independently at home. Their progress was tracked online as they learned new vocabulary and translated texts, enhancing their knowledge in both French and Spanish. Points were earned for completing each task, and at the end of the competition period these points were converted into certificates and awards.

Seven of the students who took part obtained the prestigious Emerald Award, which places them in the top 1% of the 350,000 competitors that took part this year. This is a fantastic result and we are extremely proud of their effort and achievement which placed King James ninth in the world!

Written by Year 12 student, Callum J

King James I Academy, South Church Road, Bishop Auckland, County Durham DL14 7JZ