Four of our girls have gone straight to the top of the language charts with their prize- winning pop video sung and performed in French at the annual ‘Routes into Languages’ competition.
Despite being the youngest participants in their age group, the French GCSE students scooped the top prize in the 15-18 year old category for the South West region for their song ‘Ils ont pris mon crayon’.
Alice Tindal, Bee Thomas, Poppy Gotto and Lily McCarry wrote and recorded the pop song and then filmed an accompanying video as part of their entry into the linguistic competition which was held at the University of Bath and was judged by a panel of academics from each of the seven universities in the South West and two members of the European Commission.
Mrs Xavière Harvey, Head of Modern Foreign Languages, explained:
“We were thrilled that the girls did so well and delighted that one of the judges, Professor Rosalind Leveridge from the University of Exeter, came to personally congratulate the girls at the end, praising them highly for the originality of their idea and their accomplished musicianship and singing."