Success all round in MFL Debate competition
Monday, 08 November 2010
Teams of Sixth Formers from Bolton School took part in the Northern Schools Modern Foreign Languages Debating Competition and managed to reach the final of all three language competitions!
The girls won the Spanish debate, were runners up in the German category and semi-finalists in the French category, while the boys were runners up in the French debate and semi-finalists in the German category.
In the competition, which was held at Cheadle Hulme School, teams conducted debates entirely in their respective languages on topics including 'In the age of globalisation, the nation has lost its power', 'The job of the paparazzi is immoral', 'Immigrants should adopt the customs and culture of their adopted country', 'The end justifies the means', and 'Environmentalists are extremists'.
The Girls' Division made it to the final of both the Spanish and German competitions. Azelle Egbe and Charlie Priest defeated Manchester High School for Girls to win the Spanish competition and Charlotte Beardsworth and Amber John finished runners up to Q.E.G.S. in the German contest. Hannah Bolton and Kate Hiepko were semi-finalists in the French category.
The Boys' French team of Nick Davies and Jimmy Warburton beat Q.E.G.S. in the semi-final to make it to the final where they narrowly lost out to Manchester High School for Girls. The German team of Ian Cooper and Wajid Ali also performed strongly finishing pool winners but losing in the semi-final to the eventual winners.
The competition attracted twenty teams this year from the whole of the North of England. Head of French in the Boys' Division, Mr Robson, said: "For Bolton School to be in the final of all three competitions is a tremendous achievement and says much about the quality of MFL teaching in both divisions. We look forward to being able to enter teams again next year from the best of our year 13 students."