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Spelling Bee 2019


Once again Churchill House hosted the annual Spelling Bee for the younger students who were invited to either compete or support their housemates. The formula is familiar: words of increasing complexity are read out, which competitors are then to spell out loud, without hesitation or repetition. As in previous years, this friendly battle of wits was enacted in a great spirit of fun and friendly competition.

Competitors from the five Houses (from Forms 1-3) lined up on stage, and each in turn stepped up to the microphone to spell a series of graded words. ‘One slip and you’re out!’ Contestants who seemed to dominate in the first round were suddenly toppled in the second round. Each bout was keenly contested. Special attention should be accorded to Jack in Form 1 for his sterling effort – and also a hearty commendation must go to Gavin, Form 3, who was the only contestant whose mother tongue was not English. Well done to all involved. The overall winners were Austen House.

Posted on: March 11, 2019