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Linguistics Olympiad Success!

Three Birkdale Sixth Formers achieved successes in the recent UK Linguistics Olympiad 2016.

This fiendish national contest requires students to decode examples of unusual languages by making use of their knowledge of language patterns and their logical reasoning ability. Harvey Cao (L6) achieved a Gold certificate, Sam Davies (U6) a Silver, and Harriet Freeman (L6) a Bronze. All three are studying A level Latin, Harriet is learning Ancient Greek, and Sam is taking A level French and German.

This week Sam also received Special Congratulations for his entry in the Sam Hood Classical Translation competition for his original version of a Petronius passage with his own commentary alongside.

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