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30 March 2016

Vocab Express Global Challenge 2016

A total of 120 pupils from King’s took part in this week-long worldwide challenge. Securing 16th place overall in the Challenge Cup competition, contested by 1000 schools and involving 13 languages, King’s came 19th in Russian and French, 15th in Portuguese, 12th in Latin, German, and Urdu, and 10th in Hebrew.

Several pupils gained places in the top 40 worldwide: Morgan Hill-Lamey came 21st in Portuguese, Matilda Webster 25th in Polish, Brendon Reynolds 40th in Russian, Finlay Matthews 37th in Japanese and Freddie Cole 9th in Hebrew.

In school, the top points score was gained by Fifth Form pupil Tom Hall, closely followed by Fourth Formers Emily Knill, Bailey Cameron and Henry Adcock. The next places were gained by Third Form pupils Elise Johnson-Rai, Lucy McGillivray and Flo Jeans.

The next worldwide challenge will run for a week in October, but for now all the points earned on Vocab Express will count towards a new year-long house competition within the school.

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