St Paul’s Spell­ing Bee suc­cess

Staines Informer - - NEWS -

AF­TER months of prac­tice and sev­eral com­pe­ti­tions, three pupils went head to head with other Year 7s from across the South East in a Spell­ing Bee com­pe­ti­tion.

Ale­jan­dro Gar­cia Ca­ma­cho, Lewis Shala and Shannon Moore from St Paul’s Catholic Col­lege in Sun­bury trav­elled to Brighton with their French teacher, Miss Dighton, and teach­ing as­sis­tant, Miss Lee, for the con­test.

The com­pe­ti­tion is open to non-na­tive speak­ers in Year 7 and its aim is to pro­mote lan­guage learn­ing, par­tic­u­larly spell­ing, at Key Stage 3.

A to­tal of 150 stu­dents from 52 schools took part, us­ing the French, Ger­man and Span­ish al­pha­bets, com­pet­ing to see who would be able to spell the most words cor­rectly in one minute.

A spokesman for St Paul’s said: “The com­pe­ti­tion was fierce and by 3pm Ale­jan­dro and Lewis were in the French and Span­ish semi-fi­nals re­spec­tively and Shannon had done ex­tremely well in her heat. By 4pm, we heard that Ale­jan­dro had made it to the fi­nal for French. An amaz­ing achieve­ment. We were all buzzing at the news.

“At 5pm we found out that Ale­jan­dro had achieved third place over­all. Bravo!

“De­spite stiff com­pe­ti­tion, they all did very well and cer­tainly all de­served their stick of Brighton rock at the end of the day.”

Ale­jan­dro Gar­cia Ca­ma­cho, Miss Dighton, Lewis Shala and Shan­non Moore from St Paul’s trav­elled to Brighton with their teacher, Miss Dighton, for the com­pe­ti­tion.

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