On Friday 2nd December, 8 students in the Lower Sixth and Year 10 participated in the London Regional Heat of the HSBC/British Council Mandarin Speaking Competition. This is a very prestigious annual competition and an excellent way to develop students’ speaking skills and motivation for learning the language. Emmie Bowlt (10T) and Sana Hassanali (L6LK) took part in the Individual Language Ability competition, while Agatha Cowland (10P), Anna Ionescu (10S), Elena Noguchi (10S), Anisha Vidal-Garner (L6AK), Alice Tunningley (L6MG) and Anjali Patel (L6TP) performed a song and drama in Mandarin for the group entry. The students all performed brilliantly and other schools commented on how impressive their language ability was. We will find out later this month whether we have reached the final, but students really enjoyed the competition and did Anglo proud!