EXCEPTIONAL ENTRIES IN THE ARETÉ MARDI GRAS FRENCH LANGUAGE CHALLENGE
25 March 2021 | G Denison
Over 50 students, from Northallerton, Richmond and Stokesley Schools, entered the Areté French Language challenge and with so many exceptional projects, the bar was set very high!
The winning design is by Elsa, a Year 9 student at Richmond School. Joint second place went to sisters Bea and Florrie, Year 7 and 9 students at Northallerton School, with Sally, a Year 7 student at Stokesley School, in third place.
Mrs Winn, Head of Languages, said: “I am absolutely delighted Bea and Florrie received the second prize. Over the last three years years, Florrie has shown dedication and commitment in languages and she demonstrates huge talent for both French and Spanish. Bea is following in her sister’s footsteps and she is a pleasure to have in the classroom. She asks pertinent questions and takes part in all the competition/ challenges.”
Mr Riddle, a Modern Foreign Languages teacher at Stokesley School, judged the entries, a difficult task when faced with so many projects that had been meticulously put together, not only including detailed information about Mardi Gras but also presented in creative ways and with pictures of some fabulous-looking pancakes!
Mr Riddle said: “Well done to all of the students who entered our half-term Modern Foreign Languages cultural challenge! I was absolutely blown away by the amount of amazing entries I received. The response was easily the best one so far in terms of both number, and quality of entries. Although this was great to see, it made my job of picking only three winners a very difficult one. Congratulations to all the winners who will soon receive their prize vouchers.”
Mr Riddle would also like to extend a special well done to the following students who more than deserve a shout out as they all narrowly missed out on getting into the top three.
• From Northallerton School: Seren
• From Richmond School: Joshua, Isla and Molly
• From Stokesley School: Thomas, Hannah, Samuel, Joshua, Ben, Charlotte and Izzy
All About Mardi Gras by Florrie
Mardi Gras by Bea