This morning, Friday 10th February, the Junior Section held their first ever Year 3 and 4 Spelling Bee. Following the great success of the Year 5 and 6 Spelling Bee, students in lower years were extremely keen to participate in the competition themselves and win some much coveted House points. With the winner receiving 200 points, second place 150 points, third receiving 100 points, and fourth getting 50 points – this was a great opportunity for students to represent their House and have a big impact on the House rankings!
The first round of the Spelling Bee was a written spelling test, completed by all Year 3 and 4 students. After marking, teachers then selected the top 20 performing students to go to the second round which was a spoken Spelling Bee, in which students competed against their own House members for the honour of representing their House in the final. The two highest achievers in each House were at the final, held this morning in Jubilee Hall.
In the final, students were called up to the front of the stage and asked by their teachers to recite the spelling of a word. Students recited the spelling through the microphone, in front of their peers who were sat in the hall keenly encouraging them on. The environment was eerily quiet to allow students to concentrate on their spellings, but it was a tense and exciting place to be.
The results were as follows,
In Year 3, Isabella J came in first, with FeiFei in second place and Eden and Lily in third and fourth place respectively. Congratulations to these girls for their excellent performances, and well done to the finalists Fleur, Aoife, Hareem and Hanna!
In Year 4, Priya H took the first place spot, with Isla in second. Hasana and Isabella came in third and fourth. Well done to these girls for their great performances, and well done to the finalists Edith, Olivia, Lauren and Idun!
The House points earned are as follows,
Mackie: 1st with 370 points
Blakey: 2nd with 260 points
Clayton: 3rd with 230 points
Lee: 4th with 220 points
Congratulations to the finalists who competed in the Spelling Bee this morning. There were some extremely tricky words that students faced, but they remained cool, calm and collected and performed remarkably.
Mrs T Haystead