School Spotlight – Fyling Hall

Lucas Ayckbourn takes part in the national Vocab Express challenge.

Lucas Ayckbourn takes part in the national Vocab Express challenge.

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Fyling Hall’s French students took part in the national Vocab Express challenge recently.

Over a period of a week, 35 of our pupils took on more than 30,000 students worldwide in a game where learn new vocabulary is memorised and translated onto an online platform in order to gain points.

Fyling Hall pupils enjoy the French cuisine provided by Ms Hornung.

Fyling Hall pupils enjoy the French cuisine provided by Ms Hornung.

In order to boost our points on the leader board, on the Friday evening a dedicated team of 12 held a private vocabulary learning party in the IT suite where we enjoyed a French supper of baguettes, Camembert and tarte au citron while extending our points balance.

The group took up the challenge to maintain our great position over the weekend and on Tuesday at 3.30pm we were frantically trying to check our final placing.

In the Genius Cup, which pitted our top 25 students against the top 25 from every other school, we finished 5th!

Not only did we do well as a team but individually we had three of our students whose final rankings put them into the Top 40 Worldwide: Archie Robinson (37th), Sharron Normanton (23rd) and Anna-Luisa Ayckbourn (22nd).