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Spelling Bee National Final Winners

Wales / Cymru

The National Final of the Routes into Languages Cymru Spelling Bee Competition 2014 was held at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth on 19th June. It was a fantastic event at which the top 25 multilingual spellers from all over Wales came together to compete in French, German, Spanish and Welsh 2nd Language competitions with every competitor hoping to be named the Routes into Languages Cymru National Spelling Bee Competition 2014.


The Judges were delighted with the high standard of the competition at the two regional finals in April, and the competitors had obviously also been inspired to practise regularly as the standard seemed even higher at the national final.


Each Year 7 pupil took to the stage in the presence of their fellow competitors, supporters, teachers and our VIP guests: Mr John Evans from the European Commission; Mayor Councillor Brenda Harries, Mayoress of Aberystwyth; and Natalio Ormeño Villajos of the Spanish Consejería de Educación.


Though some of the competitors were nervous, they all spelled confidently and clearly and at very high speed.


After tie-break situations in both the French and Welsh 2nd Language competitions, the Judges were happy to crown the following winners:



SPANISH                                           WELSH 2ND LANGUAGE


National Champion 2014                  National Champion 2014


Eleanor Elassal                                   Jasneet Dhaliwal

Howell’s School                                   Howell’s School


2nd                                                      2nd


Razanne Ahmed                                  Sophie Hayes

Howell’s School                                   Ysgol Bro Dinefwr


3rd                                                      3rd


Ritika Khot                                          Morwenna Brown

Howell’s School                                   Howell’s School




                                                         Amelia Harris

                                                         Howell’s School




GERMAN                                           FRENCH


National Champion 2014                  National Champion 2014


Aishu Reddy                                       Tanya Enoch             

Howell’s School                                   Howell’s School


2nd                                                      2nd


Hana Karim                                         Twm Aled

Howell’s School                                    Ysgol Bro Morgannwg


3rd                                                      3rd


Holly Bostock                                      Tomos Jones

Howell’s School                                   Ysgol Maes Garmon


4th                                                       4th


Olivia Bear                                          Michael Pritchard

Ysgol Bro Edern                                   Ysgol Maes Garmon




Congratulations to you all.


We would like to thank all of the competitors who have taken part throughout the year and also their teachers for supporting this year’s competition.


This year’s Spelling Bee Competition will be launched on the European Day of Languages, 26th September. Keep a look out for more information on our website and also for the brand new online registration system.