This past week, students of German learnt more about the skill of translation. This is in preparation for a competition that students from years 7-13 will be taking part in later this academic year. Year 7 students looked at 'concrete poems‘ in the shape of pugs, whilst year 9 translated a poem about saying farewell by May Ayim, a prominent black female poet from Germany - this also formed the basis of further discussions around celebrating Black History Month. Year 10 tackled a poem by the renowned Goethe, in the original language of the 1700s.
The competition later this year is being run by Queen‘s College, Oxford, and the students are very excited about taking part.