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4:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2008 in Southend High School for Boys
Our linguists have been ‘performing’ in the Have Your Say competition, which requires competitors to demonstrate their prowess in speaking a modern foreign language.
With somewhere over a 1000 competitors at the outset, 30 boys from SHSB had qualified at the semi-finals hosted here, and were set to progress to the Essex & Suffolk finals in Colchester.
The finals involved 300 pupils from the two counties, and the SHSB contingent managed to secure no fewer than six different ‘podium positions’.
Josh Hegarty & Aarib Rajulawalla, both of 8ST1, came first in the Year 8 Spanish competition; whilst Michael Smithson & Daniel Weaver of 7ST3, Samir Motin & Nicholas Wright of 7ST1, Liam Hough & Joseph Palmer of 10EA3, each took a second place; and the teams of Nicholas Feather & Tim Gale of 8ST1, Oliver Dobkin, 10ST3, & Saigeet Eleti, 10EA2, both managed a ‘bronze’.