A hat-trick of wins for Collyer’s in twinning association competition

Horsham District Council Chairman Patricia Youtan, Megan Miller, Collyer's Principal Sally Bromley, Jake Hersey, Samantha Lappage; Tom Morris, Zoe Smith-James, Ella Dobson, Esme Cairns and Oliver Farley (Chairman of the Twinning Association) prizegiving ceremony

Horsham District Council Chairman Patricia Youtan, Megan Miller, Collyer's Principal Sally Bromley, Jake Hersey, Samantha Lappage; Tom Morris, Zoe Smith-James, Ella Dobson, Esme Cairns and Oliver Farley (Chairman of the Twinning Association) prizegiving ceremony

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Collyer’s students studying French, German and Spanish have enjoyed a treble success at this year’s Horsham District Twinning Association Awards Presentation.

The A-level students won all of the prizes in each category – an incredible achievement for the outstanding sixth form college!

The prizes for French were awarded to Zoe Smith-James (first), Ella Dobson (second) and Esme Cairns (third); Zoe Smith-James achieved an amazing double with first prize for German, again followed by Ella Dobson, while Megan Miller won third prize. In Spanish, Tom Morris was delighted to receive first prize, with Samantha Lappage (second) and Jake Hersey (third).

Collyer’s Principal, Sally Bromley, was thrilled: “This is an outstanding performance! Well done to all of our winners, they are a credit to Collyer’s and we are incredibly proud of them.”

Collyer’s Katja Welton, who teaches German, was delighted for all of the Collyer’s students: “The competition is open to pupils from right across the Horsham district, so this really is a tremendous achievement. Well done everyone!”

The candidates each had to write an essay in the language, which was judged on content, use of language and accuracy. The judges commented that they were impressed by the standard of the entries and thanked and congratulated all students who took part.

Collyer’s Vice Principal, Steve Nicholls said: “We have a superb languages department at Collyer’s, so massive thanks to Katja and the languages team for coordinating our entry and for being great teachers! I know they are quite rightly ecstatic about the students’ performance.

“Thanks also to the Horsham Twinning Association for making this fantastic competition possible.”

Katja Welton added: “We are incredibly proud of these students and what they have achieved. They were up against some very high quality competition, so to win all of the prizes was a hugely impressive achievement!”