Anthea Bell Prize Hero

Young translator champions at Gosforth Academy

Date Published:
Tuesday 21 June 2022

For the second year running, Gosforth Academy students have excelled at the Anthea Bell Prize competition run by Queen’s College, Oxford University. 14,000 students took part in the competition tasks inspired by the life and work of the great translator, Anthea Bell. A team of 36 judges read over 3,200 final entries for the competition.

Congratulations to the 2022 North East winners of the Anthea Bell Prize for Young Translators in Mandarin and German from Gosforth Academy:

  • Mandarin Level 1- Faye Powell (Y9). Faye was also the national runner up in this category.
  • Mandarin Level 3 - Io Cartlidge and Lauren Smith (Y11)
  • German Level 2 - Daniel Thomson and Pietro Dolfini (Y10)

A German Level 1 entry also received a regional commendation - Scott, Parr, Stevenson (Y9).

Miss Khalid, teacher of Mandarin, and Ms Schneider, teacher of German, commented:

"We are very proud of our students for participating in this competition and producing such outstanding translations. 225 of our Mandarin and German students took part in the competition from our school, and we were blown away by the students’ eagerness to participate and the quality of entries produced."

A full list of the winners and runners up can be found on the Queen’s College website: