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Warwick Pupils Win Regional Translation Prize

In the Lent term boys at Warwick put their translation skills to the test in the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators, a national translation competition coordinated by colleagues at The Queen's College, Oxford. 

Texts were translated from French, German, and Spanish into English and were sourced from literary texts and poems, meaning that boys really had to think twice about their translations in order to render the subtlety in meaning in the original texts. Not only did boys have to grapple with translating rhyming couplets successfully, but they also worked hard to thoughtfully convey specific cultural references in their work.

We are delighted that George, Year 11, and Archie, Year 8, both won in the regional round of judging in May! George and Archie's translations, for level 3 French and level 2 German respectively, have gone through to the national stages of judging. It is a fantastic achievement for both boys, who have done incredibly well to reach the national round of judging among a field of over 15,000 participants. We have our fingers crossed for further success for both pupils!