Trinity Catholic College have dominated the online Language Perfect World Championships

LANGUAGE TALENT: The talented Trinity Catholic College language students Ellie Stevens, Alex Dawes, languages teacher Anka Allen, Sam North and Haldyn Boyce. Photo David Cole.
LANGUAGE TALENT: The talented Trinity Catholic College language students Ellie Stevens, Alex Dawes, languages teacher Anka Allen, Sam North and Haldyn Boyce. Photo David Cole.

A Trinity Catholic College student has come first in the German section of the online Language Perfect World Championships competition.

Trinity student Ellie Stevens topped the German competition, with fellow Trinity student Alex Dawes coming in runner up. 

The four Trinity students who won Language Perfect Elite Awards were Haldyn Boyce, Sam North, Ellie Stevens and Alex Dawes. 

Teacher of Languages at the college, Anka Allen said in the online competition students try to gain as many points as possible by learning vocabulary and phrases in different modes such as listening, reading and speaking, recognising (translating) and writing. 

“Trinity was placed third overall in the 51 – 100 students category and first in German for the 51 – 100 students category,” she said 

She said  96 Trinity students were invited to participate in the competition against students of French, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Russian and Spanish participated in the Championships (from students all around the world).

“Haldyn Boyce and Sam North, two Year 8 students, worked hard to achieve their goal. To achieve at this level in the World Championships, you must have determination, perseverance and skill,” Mrs Allen said. 

“Ellie Stevens (Year 9) and Alexander Dawes (Year 10) took the competition to a new level. Their determination and motivation is awe-inspiring.  Ellie Stevens scored a massive 33,000 points. 

“Ellie was placed first in the World Championships in German. To achieve first in the world in German is an outstanding achievement.   

“Alex Dawes scored even more points. In the middle of assessments and homework, he scored 34, 448 points. As Alex had run out of German content, he also added other languages to his repertoire. This placed Alex second in the world for German but he was also placed 16th in the world (counting all languages in all countries). 

Other students who did well were: Emerald: Sophie Hassett, Kaitlyn Mateta, Hannah Wehbe.  Gold: Annabelle Hannan, Lily Woodman, Chloe Regterschot, Tabitha Saville, Tess McKenzie, Codey Hedges, Emily Kent, Thomas Waddell and Erin Gamble.​