St Paul’s Spelling Bee success
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.