Nico is prize Mandarin pupil

douglas academy-nico
douglas academy-nico

Nico Ersfeld-Mandujano, a third year pupil at Douglas Academy in Milngavie, won third prize in the 9th UK National Mandarin Competition.

He is a very keen linguist who has already mastered Spanish, German and English and, not content with also learning French and Italian at school, he attends Saturday morning Mandarin Chinese lessons.

Nico impressed the judges with his skills of intonation and pronunciation when reading out loud and was awarded third place out of 100 competitors from schools across the UK at the event which was held in St George’s School in Edinburgh.