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Selby High School

Selby High School

Concurso de ortografía de 2018
Inter House Spanish Spelling bee 2018

Mrs Haigh with the help of Miss Harwood and Mrs Watson hosted an inter-school Spanish Spelling bee at Selby High on Thursday 14th June.

Prior to the evening, the 12 finalists (3 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 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 and Miss Harwood who hosted the semi-final one lunch time.

During the final in round one, each student from both schools had the task of spelling two words in their target language 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, Palin were declared the winning House for 2018! 

Well done to all students involved, you did both school and your parents proud. It was an amazing feat to have been the final 12 from an entire year group.