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Selby High School

Selby High School

Concurso de ortografía de 2019

Inter House Spanish Spelling Bee 2019

Mrs Haigh hosted an inter-school Spanish Spelling Bee at Selby High on Thursday 23rd May.

Prior to the evening, the 13 finalists (3-4 from each house) had the task of learning a list of 40 words including translation from English to the target language and spelling - including accents and spaces.

The students were: 

Garrett – Victoria Adkin, Maisie Cliff, Charlie Leonard

Hockney – Abigail Cheney, James Currey, Lizzy Wood, 

Mason – Olivia Furgala, Erin Johnson, Anna Kaplun, Freya Rustage

Palin –  Hollie Balderson, Sanmita Manoharan, Kathryn Pritchard

This year we also had some year 7s helping with the judging.

Big thanks to: Emily Arnold, Leo Benn, Madison Keeble, Noah Kirk, Maja Streczen and Lily-Ann Wright.

The students were chosen to represent their Houses after two gruelling rounds of spelling competitions – the knockout round which comprised a written test of 40 spellings involving the whole of year 7 in their lessons followed by the semi-final round involving those who had scored 36 or higher in round one. For the semi-final they were expected to learn another list of 40 words and had a written test of the same 40 followed by a verbal test of 5, which were randomly selected by Mrs Haigh, Miss Harwood and Mrs Lee who hosted the semi-final one lunch time.

During the final in round one, each student from all four houses had the task of spelling two words randomly chosen from the list they had learnt.

In round two, students were given the word in English first and were then able to confer as to who would spell the word.

Following a tense round two we then had to have an extremely tense tie break between Hockney and Mason which then led to Hockney being crowned the winning House. Each of the four House teams worked extremely well together as a team and we have never had such a tense final.

Well done to all students involved, you did both the school and your parents proud. It was an amazing feat to have been the final 13 from an entire year group.