Mandarin Speaking Competition – no challenge for Fortismere students
Tuesday 21 February 2017
Five students from Fortismere have won the top prize of a trip to China after taking first place in the HSBC/British Council National Mandarin Speaking Competition.
Now in its 14th year, the national competition, held at the British Museum, aims to encourage greater interest in Chinese language and culture. Non-native Mandarin Chinese speakers students from schools across the country enter to win the trip to China. This year, only 11 schools were able to take part in the finals of the prestigious competition.
Congratulations to Hector Farr, Esme Whelan, Maya Sutton-Patel, Lulu Betteridge and Oryna Goichuk who impressed the judges in a variety of tasks, including singing and martial arts. They set off for China in Easter!