JOE WINS OXFORD UNIVERSITY FRENCH FILM PRIZE
Joe Beadle (Year 9) has been named the winner of the Oxford University Film Competition in the Years 7 – 11 category for his alternative ending to the French film Le Petit Nicolas.
Organised by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University, entrants to the competition were asked to re-write the ending of a film in no more than 1500 words – the choice was between Le Petit Nicolas and Bienvenue Chez les Ch’tis. Joe will be awarded a certificate and a prize of £100 for his efforts. In a letter to Joe, organisers of the competition Will McKenzie (Fellow and Tutor in French, St Hilda’s College) and Kate Rees (Fellow and Tutor in French, The Queen’s College) wrote: ‘Congratulations on this achievement; the standard of entries was very high, demonstrating a wealth of imaginative engagement with French cinema. We very much enjoyed reading your entry and were particularly impressed by the fluent, believable and engaging style, emotional maturity, and the vivid, evocative quality of your writing.’ Nick Cale, Head of Modern Languages, commented: “This is a great achievement for an extremely talented linguist.”