Pupils create a buzz about spelling at competition

Brighouse High School team at first inter-schools spelling bee competition at Rastrick Technology Centre, Rastrick High School
Brighouse High School team at first inter-schools spelling bee competition at Rastrick Technology Centre, Rastrick High School

RASTRICK High School was victorious after winning the first Calderdale Inter School Spelling Bee.

Teams from Rastrick, Brighouse and Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High Schools, competed in a number of rounds culminating in a quickfire round to decide the winners.

The competition assumed the same format as the contests that take place all over America where students are required to spell a number of words from the easy, medium and hard categories.

The victors, with a score of 47, were Rastrick High. Students were thrilled at the honour.

The aim of the competition was to give students an opportunity to be involved in an exciting project right from its conception. They were also improving their spelling and increasing their vocabulary while having fun at the same time.

English teacher Katie Moylan, at Rastrick High, said the evening was a resounding success. “All of the students involved behaved impeccably and were a credit to their individual schools. Each and every one of the team members have given up their time to ensure that they were the very best they could be and they should be very proud of themselves - I certainly am.

“The experience was fun and exciting for the students while also having a positive impact on literacy. I am thrilled that this will become an annual event and am already looking forward to next year’s competition.”