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Wednesday, 18 March 2015
Out of over 12,000 pupils from 95 schools who took part in the North-West heats of the French Spelling Bee, Amir Chauhan from Year 7 made it to the final four contestants and gained a place in the National Final at Cambridge University in July! Amir was one of only two boys of the final twelve contestants in the North-West. Nationally over 75,000 pupils took part in the annual competition!
Amir, along with fellow Year 7 pupils, Charlie Griffiths, Jamal Hameed and Jack Danson, beat off stiff competition in earlier school heats to make it to the Regional Finals held at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).
They enjoyed a competitive afternoon at MMU, receiving languages' goodie bags and a motivational speech from the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Law and Social Science. He stressed the importance of languages to promote cultural awareness, improve career prospects and enrich lives and congratulated the pupils on their dedication to their studies.
It is the third year in a row that the Boys' Division has made it to the national finals.
Languages is a thriving department at Bolton School and boys study French, German, Russian and Spanish; they can also study Latin and Greek at GCSE level and beyond.
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