Hundreds of Lancashire school children took part in the biggest languages competition in the county, and this afternoon, they were awarded their prizes.

The awards ceremony took place at UCLan’s Mitchell & Kenyon Cinema, with all the participating schools attending. Earlier in the week, judges from the School of Language & International Studies (LIS) and local translation company Transcription Global, had met to rate the entries, which comprised of poems, songs and videos in a foreign language such as French, German, Spanish and even Urdu.

The competition, called Lancashire’s Talent, has taken place for the last three years, and this year it was co-organised by the Worldwise Centre at LIS, Lancashire County Council and the British Council. The standard of entries this year was extremely high, and all the judges were impressed at the creative and innovative ways in which the children demonstrated their grasp of a foreign language.

Find out what Becky and Sam from Transcription Global thought about the French and Spanish entries after the judges’ meeting.