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Yorkshire and The Humber Spelling Bee Regional Final

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Yorkshire and the Humber

On Monday 14th March the final of the Regional Spelling Bee Competition for Yorkshire and The Humber took place at The University of Hull for the 5th year in a row. 90 school pupils in Year 7 from 26 different secondary schools from across Yorkshire attended the competition for what was to be a very inspiring day.

All 90 pupils had done exceedingly well to reach the regional final, beating their peers firstly in their class competitions and then becoming one of the final 4 winners from the overall school competition. The event celebrated the joys of learning a language and it was inspiring to see each competitor working so hard to remember and spell the 150 words in their chosen language, either Spanish, French or German.

The first round of the competition took place in the morning and after several tie-break situations, eventually the final four winners for each language succeeded in beating all the other contestants in their category. The afternoon saw the 4 winners in each language battle it out for their ranking of 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place. The winners will go down to the National Finals in Cambridge at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday 3rd July to compete with other pupils from across the country and represent Yorkshire and The Humber.

The winning schools in the Spanish Competition were:

1st  place                               Sheffield High School

2nd place                               St Olave’s School

3rd place                               Hymers College

4th place                               The Grammar School at Leeds

The winning schools in the German competition were:

1st place                                                      Beverley High School

2nd place                               Sheffield High School

3rd place                               The Grammar School at Leeds

4th place                               Hymers College

And finally the winning schools in the French Competition were:

1st place                                Beverley High School

2nd place                               Beckfoot School

3rd place                               Sheffield High School

4th place                               St Olave’s School

Well done to all those Year 7 pupils who did so well in competing in this year’s competition and to those who managed to get to the regional final. Big congratulations also to those pupils who have made it through to the National Final in July. We wish you all the best of luck and we hope you get to bring some trophies back to Yorkshire!