The language department at Jesmond Park Academy were delighted to see our talented linguists receive their certificates this morning, as winners of the regional and national Anthea Bell Prize translation competition.
This is an incredible achievement and we are extremely impressed with their dedication and the level of creativity in their language skills, translating a range of different texts from Spanish and French into English.
This competition, organised on behalf of The Queen’s College, University of Oxford, has been established in celebration of the linguistic contribution of Anthea Bell, who ranked among the leading literary translators of the 20th and 21st centuries. She won numerous literary awards and translated French, German and Dutch texts into English (including the writings of Kafka, Freud, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen among many others).
By participating, our budding linguists will have with a real-life taster experience of what the job of a translator entails and the opportunity to share this with their classmates. Last year we were overwhelmed to see that over 150 students signed up to take part across the year groups and we hope to see this enthusiasm return for the competition this year.