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Loving Languages at Freemen's

For the eighth consecutive year, City of London Freemen’s School welcomed pupils and staff from fourteen local schools to our annual ‘Love Languages’ Competition. 

Pupils from Years 5 to 8 with a passion for languages competed in a ‘Festivals and Celebrations’ themed competition that saw a variety of inspirational language performances. Freemen’s welcomed experienced linguists, Jim Davis, Barbara Wheatley, and Janet Shiret as judges who had some very tough decisions to make in awarding prizes based on pupils’ quality of language; creativity and originality; and quality of performance.       

Freemen's Lower 3 Competitors

Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Freemen’s School, Sarah Hankin said of the competition: “Love Languages is a fantastic opportunity for pupils from local schools to come together and showcase their linguistic talents in a fun and creative way. This year, we saw some superb singing, dancing and acting, with an array of colourful costumes and inventive props on display. Well done to all pupils involved, with particular congratulations to Freemen's Lower 4 pupils whose combination of tomatoes, the three kings and the devil proved to be a winner! The pupils gave a very polished performance with outstanding accents and pronunciation. It was hard for the judges to believe that none of the participants had a Spanish background!

Freemen's Lower 4 Prize Winners

This year's winners were as follows:

Years 5 & 6

Prize

School

Performance

Winner

Epsom Primary School

La fiesta del tomate

Runner-up

Kingswood House School

Je déteste les fêtes!

Years 7 & 8

Prize

School

Performance

Winner

King’s College School

Quelle Journée!

Runner-up

City of London Freemen’s School

¡Tomates, Reyes y el Diablo!