Year 11 pupils were visited by Jae Marple, a professional translator based in Brownhills. Jae, has done extensive work translating in the world of sport and tourism into English from French, Spanish and Portuguese including at the recent Qatar World Cup. Jae, a former pupil of Barr Beacon, visited the school and talked about his career as a professional translator. Pupils then had a go at translating an article Jae was commissioned to translate about the Moroccan football team. Pupils worked extremely well. Jae will continue to work with the school and has offered to mentor 6 pupils in the summer term. They will have to submit a translation to him before they do an online call with him to discuss the translation.