Students left buzzing after Spelling Bee

On Thursday 18th April, eight Year 7 students went to the University of Hull to represent and support Bridlington School in the regional final of this year’s French Spelling Bee competition. In total, twenty six schools from all over Yorkshire were represented on the day, and proved to be stiff competition! Although we didn’t make it through to the national final, all Bridlington School students did an excellent job and had obviously worked really hard to prepare for the challenge,

which involved them standing in front of over a hundred people to spell as many French words as possible in one minute (a task not for the faint-hearted!). We enjoyed watching and supporting pupils from other schools and in other languages, and later took the opportunity to have a tour of the university grounds which also really impressed everyone involved.

Special mention should go to Sasha Edwards, Shane Wilkes, Edward Welbourne and Danielle Coverdale who were our semi-finalists – very well done! Overall, students had an excellent day; Danielle said “The Spelling Bee was really good! It was nerve-wracking going up and saying the spellings though!” and Sasha “I enjoyed watching all of the finalists perform – they were really fast!”. Tom thought the university
itself was “amazing!”.


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