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Andrea wins Anthea Bell Northeast prize for Young Translators

Andrea Portrait Compressed

Andrea Simbul, a talented Year 9 linguist from The English Martyrs Catholic School and Sixth Form College, has been selected as the winner for the North East region for her entry into the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators.

The competition, led by Queen's College, Oxford University, aims to promote language learning across the UK and is inspired by the life and work of the great translator Anthea Bell.

Language teachers, Miss Lucy Williamson and Mrs Lyndsay Long, ran the competition with the aim of inspiring students to continue their study of languages by linking it to a career in translation.

"The students worked on their translations across five weeks in our MFL enrichment club which runs after school" Miss Williamson told us.

"All of the students who entered did brilliantly and we are overjoyed that Andrea won the North East regional prize."
Andrea’s skilful translation caught the eye of the judging team of undergraduates and professional translators and will now move forward into the national competition.

Mrs Crawshaw, Headteacher said: " I would like to congratulate all of our students who took part in this prestigious competition."

"Andrea clearly has a talent for translation and has stood out as a gifted linguist. We wish her every success in the National competition- Well done Andrea"

Competition entrants: Hashir Ahmad, Ruby Dobson, Charlotte Boagey, Andrea Simbul (winner), Amelie Bilton, Alexandra Beltran
Competition entrants: Hashir Ahmad, Ruby Dobson, Charlotte Boagey, Andrea Simbul (winner), Amelie Bilton, Alexandra Beltran