Category Archives: Languages

Business Language Champions, “The word is not enough”

On 15th November, two groups of Year 10 French and German students took part in a language event organised by the Business Language Champions in collaboration with GCHQ. The participating students were: Harry Cusack, Anuj Savani, Sophie Brown, Archie Heaney, Stan Chell and Dalila Watson (German team) and Ihuoma Osuji, Danni Hendry, Isabella Mulvihill, Eleanor Shaw, Lauren Brown and Hadia…


Salamanca Homestay Spain, 2nd – 8th April 2017

On 2nd April, a group of 10 students from Years 10, 12 and 13 and two staff (Mrs Beddoes and myself) met at Ratcliffe to embark on another trip to Salamanca. We travelled from Stansted to Madrid by aeroplane and arrived at our final destination, Salamanca, in the evening, after a long coach journey. The students were then met by…


French debating Challenge Monday 25th November

On Monday 25th November, Ratcliffe hosted an inter-schools’ French debating competition.  Two teams of four battled it out with students from Repton School, Nottingham High School for Girls, Nottingham Boys’ High School, Groby College, Birkdale and Trent College. Ratcliffe students Erin Hughes, Bethan Lawrence, Jenny Hall and Henry Mellors, delivered their opposing arguments to the motion “Cette chambre est d’avis…