Over the last few months, a number of our students in Years 7 and 8 and have been taking part in the MFL Spelling Bee - a national competition with various knock-out rounds, and a final held at Cambridge University.
In round 1, students were asked to learn a number of common words and short phrases in French, German or Spanish and they competed to see how many of those words they could spell correctly in 1 minute. In the next round, not only did the number of words increase, but the students also had to spell them in the alphabet of their foreign language. This is a difficult thing to do, but the with the help of Sixth Form language students, they practised the alphabets and their hard work paid off. The students rose to the challenge admirably and performed brilliantly on the day. Sadly, we did not make it to the next round on this occasion, but it was a great experience nonetheless. Particular congratulations go to Emma S, Gabby R and Alice G, our top scorers in round 2, who each scored 6 words correctly in a minute.
Well done to all participants:
Round 1: Emma S, Walid S, Alice W, Layla J, Oliver L, Oliver S, Thomas H, Stefan C, Gabby R, Emilea H, Deepto B, Rose M, Alice G, James B, James P, Katie B
Round 2: Katie B, James P, James B, Alice G, Rose M, Emilea H, Gabby R, Emma S