27th April, 2018

Dear Parents/Carers,

Have Your Say competition, Thomas Lord Audley School, Colchester.

I am delighted to confirm that your son/daughter has been successful in gaining a place in the regional final of the MFL ‘Have Your Say’ competition for young linguists, to be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at The Thomas Lord Audley School, Colchester.

During the final, all competitors will perform their original dialogue in pairs plus an additional language task, suitable for their age. This will consist of reading aloud a previously unseen text in the target language to the judges. Before performing this unfamiliar dialogue, students in Year 10 will be expected to add an ending to the text, consisting of one line each in the target language. 

Students will be travelling by minibus and we will meet at main reception at the front of school at 3.00pm and will depart straight away. We anticipate returning to Car Park A (main school reception) at Thomas Gainsborough School at approximately 7.15pm, however if there is any change to this time then students will be able to contact you. Students are required to wear uniform and it is advised that they bring a non-fizzy drink and a snack, as well as a mobile phone in order to contact home should we experience any delays.

Please return the attached Parental Consent form by Friday 4th May.  Should you require any further details please do not hesitate to contact me.

Please congratulate your youngster once again on gaining a place in the final of this competition.

Yours sincerely,

Mrs H Frid - Trust Lead Practitioner

Modern Foreign Languages


Reply slip:  Please return to Mrs Frid in room 212 by Friday 4th May 2018.

Visit to Thomas Lord Audley School to take part in the MFL Have Your Say competition.

I/We give permission for my/our son/daughter to take part in the Have Your Say competition on

Wednesday 16th May, 2018 and I/We agree to collect him/her from Thomas Gainsborough School at 7.15pm.     


Student Name _____________________________           Tutor Group __________________

Signed (parent or carer)   __________________                 Date ________________________

Emergency contact _________________________           Tel no _______________________

Please indicate below if there are any medical conditions of which the member of staff organising the visit should be aware.