It was Sam’s turn yesterday to judge entries in the languages competiton for local school children. Here she sums up her thoughts after attending the meeting. Yesterday morning, I went along to the Worldwise Centre at UCLan to attend the judge’s meeting for a local school languages competition organised by the British Council. Year 8 school kids from around the region enter the competition, called Lancashire’s Talent, and aim to demonstrate the most innovative use of a foreign language in the form of poems, songs and videos. Becky had informed me that the standards for French entries were very high, and the Spanish submissions were equally impressive. I’m lucky enough to have listened to Spanish since the day I was born, and it’s astounding to think that the kids have not only had to learn the language but also come up with these wonderful creations. The entries for all languages have now been judged, and the winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday. One of the team will be attending the ceremony on behalf of Transcription Global, and we’ll post a write-up on it as soon as we can. Thanks for reading! Sam. Image credit: Magnus A.