HSBC - British Council Mandarin Speaking Competition

15 February 2011

HSBC - British Council Mandarin Competition

On the 8th of February, a group of girls from St George's travelled to the Northern Regional Heat of the HSBC / British Council Mandarin-Chinese speaking competition. The heat covered Scotland and Northern England and was held at Newcastle university.

There were two categories for the competition, the 'Individual Language Ability' and the 'Group Ability'. For the Group Ability, a team of students needed to carry a short presentation in Mandarin, about five minutes long. The St George's group preformed well after having worked very hard leading up to the competition, however narrowly failed to get through to the final.

Individual Ability

In the 'Individual Ability' category there were three sub-sections, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  Megan of L5X entered the "Beginner's" heat and Noor of U5 entered the "Intermediate" heat. Both of the individual ability section girls won their heats and are therefore progressing into the final which is being held in the British National Museum in London on the 12th of March 2011.

Congratulations to all the girls on a great effort all round, and we wish the best of luck to both St George's girls in the upcoming Individual Ability finals.