Pupils show their language skills

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Talented youngsters at a Boston school have impressed in a world languages competition, bringing home a first and some other top 10 finishes.

Pupils from Boston Grammar School were among those from around the world to take part in Vocab Express’ League of Champions 2015 event.

Vocab Express is an online vocabulary learning application that was designed and developed in conjunction with a number of secondary Modern Foreign Language departments.

The recently held League of Champions event challenged pupils to learn as many words as possible from 13 languages over one week, with more than 250 schools taking part.

Across all languages, Boston Grammar School came ninth in the Medio Cup (open to schools with between 151 and 500 students).

However, in terms of German, the school claimed a first place in the Medio Cup and a ninth place in the Genius Cup (based upon the top 25 student scores at each school).

The school also managed to secure a 10th place in Mandarin in the Genius Cup, despite some of them having never learnt the language before.

Pupils James Robinson and Zac McDonnell came 27th and 34th respectively in the Genius Cup for German, while Cavan Chambers came 14th in the Genius Cup for Mandarin.