Millfield linguists score highly in UK Linguistics Olympiad

Millfield linguists have scored highly in the annual United Kingdom Linguistics Olympiad (UKLO).

Twenty five students from Years 9 to 13 joined 2200 students nationally to take part in the competition which challenges students with data-driven tasks in one of the world’s 7,000 languages.

Thirteen Millfield students scored highly in three categories with Year 11 Darcey Highmore, George Satchwell and William Broomhead all achieving silver in the foundation level paper. Year 11 Solomon Williams attained silver in the advanced level competition a year early.

UKLO is a nationwide challenge which introduces school-aged linguists to problem-solving in another language, enhances analytical skills and allows them to explore how fascinating alternative languages are. The competition is equally popular among girls and boys, and is designed to give languages the status of a STEM subject.

Millfield supports students in a number of external competitions including Olympiads in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Linguistics and Informatics.

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