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Exceptional entries in the Areté Mardi Gras French Language Challenge

24 March 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

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 Wright, a Year 9 student at Richmond School. Joint second place went to sisters Bea and Florrie Rayfield, Year 7 and 9 students at Northallerton School, with Sally Jensen, a Year 7 student at Stokesley School, in third place.

Mrs Norman, Lead teacher for French, said: “I am absolutely delighted Elsa received the first prize. Over the last three years years, Elsa has been awarded prizes at Richmond School and it is great for her to now have her talents recognised across the Trust. Elsa also won the Areté German language challenge with her amazing mask. Fantastique Elsa, Bravo!”

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 Richmond School: Joshua Jessop, Isla Simpson and Molly Stokes
• From Northallerton School: Seren Walters
• From Stokesley School: Thomas Wells, Hannah Wells, Samuel Cawthra, Joshua Sayers, Ben Boothby, Charlotte Leigh and Izzy Martin

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