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2016 European Day of Languages Competition – Winners Announced!

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2016

We had a massive response to our 2016 European Day of Languages Competition, ‘Climate Change In…’. We asked school pupils, with the help of their Language and Geography teachers, to examine climate change in a country where the language they’re learning is spoken. Thousands of pupils got involved and looked at a huge range of countries across the continents. We received entries in Irish, French, Spanish, German and other languages, and all made impressive use of vocabulary that wouldn’t necessarily be taught in everyday language classes.

After long deliberation the judges chose the winner: congratulations to Christian Brothers College, Cork! Third Year pupils there looked at climate change in Ireland through Irish, visiting a recycling plant and interviewing local experts. Read all about their project–and the other wonderful entries we received–on our blog.

Sincere congratulations also to the pupils whose entries were highly commended by the judges:

  • Transition Year pupils at Notre Dame Secondary School, Dublin who studied climate change in France through French, and interviewed French natives on Skype
  • Sixth Year pupils from Tullamore College, Offaly who looked at climate change in Egypt through French
  • Transition Year pupils from Presentation Secondary, Mitchelstown, Cork who looked at climate change in Germany through German.

Thank you and well done to everyone who entered, and keep an eye on our Competition page for next year’s details!