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Routes Into Languages Northwest Competition

14th Jul 2020

Routes Into Languages Northwest Competition

Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Competition 2020 Pupils from LGGS once again took part in the regional poetry competition run jointly by Manchester Metropolitan University and Routes into Languages Northwest, and the quality of work submitted was second to none.  The task for 'Other Tongue' was to devise a poem in French, Spanish or German, whilst the 'Mother Tongue' category was for pupils who speak a different language at home, inviting them to recount a poem in their native language and explain, in English, its significance. The majority of entries were created during lockdown, demonstrating humbling levels of motivation, innovation and a passion to make links to other languages and cultures.  The languages department were bowled over by the thought, care and depth of the work submitted. We had forty two entries in total as a school and selected ten finalists which were submitted to the regional final.  The subject of poems ranged from chameleons to how much we value friendship, the plight of the guanaco to not be confused with a llama and the Spanish Civil War!  OUR LGGS FINALISTS Other Tongue Tirtha Desai Year 10:  Marathi Manal Faisal Year 9: Urdu Alayna Khan, Shruthi Lakshmanan, Haniyah Ismail, Imene Hammiche, Sophie McGowan - A multilingual poem in: Ukrainian, Tamil, Telegu, French and English Mother Tongue Rachel Airey Year 8: Spanish Daisy Crow Year 8: Spanish Halimah Dadabhoy Year 9: French Evie Diep & Paige Evans Year 9: German Mritsa Solanki & Elizabeth Wareing Year 9: Spanish Emily Yates year 9: Spanish Dasha Bogolyubova Year 11: Spanish Katie Barlow Year 13: Spanish Huge congratulations to our students for their efforts and to all who were involved. You can read some of the many entries below: Mother Tongue, Other Tongue Entries        

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LGGS Young Musician of the Year 2020 Winners

7th Jul 2020

LGGS Young Musician of the Year 2020 Winners

‘Young Musician of the Year’ is one of the lesser-known & best-loved musical events in the school calendar but one that we think is so crucial to the development of our students’ musical skills. It enables young musicians to show us what they have been working on in a supportive and creative atmosphere and every year we are always so impressed by what we hear and see! It’s for this reason that we couldn’t possibly let it be cancelled this year… so it moved online! Participants were asked to send us a video of their performances, which were then judged by Mr Swannell, Mrs Martin and the Assistant Heads for the Arts. The abundance of talent which has been displayed in this year's entries, despite what is arguably a difficult and unpredictable time, just goes to show that the level of musical ability in LGGS is truly something to be proud of. As a team, we have loved every performance and are excited to release a selection of the winners’ pieces at the end of the term for the wider school community, as we are unable to provide a concert this year.    Thank you so much to everyone who entered and for keeping LGGS music alive and keeping everyone's spirits up - you all have incredible talent and courage. Please find the full results of 'The Young Musician of the Year' competition below. Anouk Waller-Sargent & Bella Tyler, Assistant Head Girls for Music and the Arts.  FINALISTS All finalists are having their performances shared via Microsoft Stream which can be accessed from any LGGS email account. FINALISTS ON MICROSOFT STREAM Or just type #YMOTY2020 into the search bar on Stream. The overall winners will be announced on Friday 17th July. JUNIOR VOICE 1st place: Ruth Graves 2nd place: Nicola Lutaaya 3rd place: Siri Ram JUNIOR WOODWIND 1st place: Olivia Elmsley and Isabel Street 2nd place: Rose Fyson and Elinor Philpott JUNIOR BRASS 1st place: Emily Yates 2nd place: Jessica Argall JUNIOR PIANO  1st place: Olivia Elmsley 2nd place: Katie Davison JUNIOR STRINGS  1st place: Sophia Walls 2nd place: Audrey Brennand SENIOR PIANO  1st place: Marlene Zou 2nd place: Eleanor Helm SENIOR STRINGS  1st place: Jocelyn Soetanto 2nd place: Phoebe Hayashi, Lucy Hayashi, Charlotte Salisbury (in no particular order!!) SENIOR VOICE 1st place: Hania Haq 2nd place: Bella Leong Smith Senior woodwind was very rudely interrupted by the coronavirus so we decided to split it up: SENIOR WOODWIND (in school edition) 1st place: Rachel Mokete 2nd place: Katherine Tanner and Rebecca Argall SENIOR WOODWIND (online edition) 1st place: Lauren Usher Anouk Waller-Sargent Assistant Head girl for the Arts and Music  

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