Judges say ‘Ja’ to Colyton Grammar School language student

PUBLISHED: 15:31 06 June 2016 | UPDATED: 08:46 09 June 2016

Elsa Garner

Elsa Garner


Elsa, 17, wins third place in German Language Olympiad

A Colyton Grammar School student has taken third place in the national ‘German Language Olympiad’ despite being one of the youngest competitors.

As part of her pitch to take part in a Goethe Institut-sponsored ‘Olympiad’ in Germany, Elsa Garner, 17, from Colyford, produced a video which so impressed the judges that she was one of only seven chosen to compete in London.

Throughout the day, as well as showing off her German skills, she also had to show creativity and teamwork as she worked with the other students to create group presentations on the topic of ‘school’, as well as a variety of other creative tasks.

“I was quite surprised to come third as all of the other competitors were very impressive,” said Elsa.

Now she plans to further her language education at university and added: “I am really glad to have taken part, as it was a very interesting experience and helped my German speaking.”

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