YEAR four to nine students from across the Wimmera travelled to Horsham College to participate in the Wimmera Mallee German Regional Poetry Competition on Wednesday.
Competitors recited a German poem in their year-level categories.
Horsham College year nine student Jorrdan Weir, year eight student Liam Robertson and year seven student Kelly Grey were first-place winners in their respective categories.
Rainbow P-12 College year six student Tessa Leach and year four student Cooper Scasinowsky were also first-place winners.
Horsham West Primary School year five student Sebastian Smith received first place in his group.
Horsham College’s head of languages Kristen Pfitzner said the students were all high achievers.
“The skill that is involved in learning a language is highly regarded and it takes a lot of drive and ambition,” she said.
Ms Pfitzner said rather than learn in isolation, it is important for schools to come together to meet and practice their language skills together.
Students participated from Horsham College, Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, Rainbow P-12 College, Haven Primary School, Yaapeet Primary School and Horsham West Primary School.
Top two winners are eligible to represent the Wimmera Mallee region at the Victorian State Final later in August.