Beverley High School are again celebrating after seven of their students made it through to national finals in Spelling Bee and Translation Bee competition.
Scarlett Harrison and Ella Payne, who came first and second in German along with Madeleine Evans who finished second in French made the national final of Spelling Bee.
They were joined by Katie Percival and Holly Singleton who came second and fifth in French and Roisin Gorry and Lindsey Partington who finished third and fifth in German in Translation Bee.
Language Teacher, Julie Wilson, commenting on the success said;
“I am so impressed with the amount of time and effort that all our students spend learning their spellings and their translations.”
“I hope they are looking forward to the national competitions. They all deserve to be praised for their achievement so far.”
“Every year Beverley High School has got girls through to the National Finals.”
“The aim of the competition is to encourage students to develop strategies for learning new vocabulary in a foreign language.”
This is the sixth year that this National Spelling Bee Competition has taken place. There were fears the competition was going to be axed due to funding issues.
“We thought the funding had been cut but fortunately, the languages company Vocab Express decided to sponsor it.”
To get to this stage each of the girls had to win heats in their own school and then also take part in regional competitions battling against other schools from Yorkshire and the Humber.
Scarlett, Ella and Madeleine will take part in the Spelling Bee finals on 30 June at Cambridge University, while Katie, Holly, Roisin and Lindsey will go to the same venue for their final on the 3 July.
Beverley High School have a long standing reputation for reaching the finals in the competition that tests students linguistic skills, which is a testament to the language department at the school.
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