On Wednesday 21st March, Mr Cordle and some of the finest linguists from the school went to the Royal High School in Bath to compete in the regional heats of the South West MFL Speaking Competition. Mya Craig (Year 11, Spanish) and Lily Tiller (Year 10, Spanish) had both written and rehearsed excellent speeches in preparation for the event. The event was open to all secondary schools, both state and private, and provided the students with an opportunity to use their foreign language out of the classroom. The students were judged on presentation as well as language skills (fluency, accuracy, content, range of language and originality) by a panel of five judges. Each student had to talk for 2 minutes with no notes in front of an audience of around 90 people. Lily was up first and did an excellent presentation on her top 3 pieces of advice for going on a holiday - she was the first contestant in the non-native KS4 category and set the bar high! Mya was next - she spoke about a safari she went on in Africa that almost ended in disaster! Both our students were brilliant and represented the school incredibly well. A particular mention should be given to Mya who came runner up in the non-native KS4 category and won various prizes and a lovely plaque to take home. Well done to both of them!