This year’s winners of SCOOP! our languages and journalism event, enjoyed their prize recently when they visited the Independent in London.


The team of Year 12 students from Oakham School in Rutland were victorious in the languages and journalism event, which we ran back in March and as a well-deserved reward for all of their hard work, enjoyed a day out at the Independent.  The budding linguists, who competed in French to win this year’s SCOOP! title, were treated to a  tour from Deputy Managing Editor Sean O’Grady and a talk from Ally McKay on the sports desk.


By the looks of these photos we’d say they enjoyed it!

SCOOP! winners at The Independent  SCOOP winners 2015 enjoying their prize2015 SCOOP! winners Oakham School at The Independent







If you’d like to find out more about SCOOP! or how you can enter your students for any of our language events please contact Business Language Champions on 01949 860167 or email Sally Fagan.



Another recent event we want to tell you all about is SCOOP! – our language and journalism event which was kindly hosted this year by Beauchamp College in Leicester.


10 teams from all around the region, took part in the session to challenge their language and writing skills. Six teams working in Spanish, and 2 each in French and German, had to create the front page of a new foreign language newspaper from rolling news stories and verbal press announcements in various languages. They were also tasked with selling advertising space and creating an advert.


Students at SCOOPlanguages and journalism event











In the afternoon students had to choose a celebrity to promote their new paper and create a promotional poster and Twitter message to promote it. Newspapers, adverts and tweets were presented to the judging team at the end of the day.


Congratulating students at ScoopWorking hard at our languages event









It was a difficult decision but the judges eventually decided on the winners. Congratulations to Leicester High School and runners up Repton School. St. George’s Academy from Sleaford also received a special award for creating a Twitter account and already having followers by the time they presented!


Please get in touch with us if you would like to find out more about running this event at your school.