Year 9 Students Participate in Prestigious Business Language Champions Event

On Friday 27th January, six dedicated and enthusiastic linguists visited the University of Warwick to compete in a language event related to the music industry, co-ordinated by Business Language Champions.

After an insightful talk on working in events management, our team of six set to work on the many tasks that were assigned to them, all of which related to organising a music festival. The festival had to be set in a country whose official language is the one they are studying – in this case, Spanish.

Teamwork was essential and the day was organised in a similar way to The Apprentice. Having researched a suitable, real-life venue, the team made a 3D model of the festival site. They had to buy materials in Spanish, all whilst working from a budget. Each team had to interview their chosen singer (played by a teacher from another school), and ‘local councillors’ came round to interview each team – in Spanish! – about their festival plans.

In the afternoon, our students prepared and performed a radio advert to promote their concert, which was then delivered to the other teams. The trip was a fantastic opportunity for our students to see how languages can be utilised in a cross-curricular manner, and highlights the benefits of studying another language for both further study and employment. Students developed their confidence, and problem-solving skills.

Congratulations to Eliza, Mihaela, Riley, Sky, Chloe and Daisy for their fantastic performance. We are incredibly proud of the perseverance, diligence and maturity shown!

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