Rachel Hawkes

Spelling Bee

Year 7 National Spelling Bee – French, German and Spanish

This project is supported by Routes into Languages. It began as a regional competition supported by Routes into Languages East, but has been so successful there is now a national final stage of the competition. Go to the website (www.flspellingbee.co.uk) to see the teachers’ pack.

The competition involves all of Year 7 to start off with and schools can choose just to do the ‘in-class’ and ‘in-school’ phases if they wish, or to take it on to the regional final (and maybe national final) stage.

Thank you to Jane Driver from Hinchingbrooke and Sarah Schechter from Routes who brought this idea to life and made it happen! It’s one that really has the power to motivate – the standard of the Y7 students in the final was excellent in the first year of the competition. Winners came from different schools across the region and were of all types – this was not a competition dominated by language colleges by any means!

Get in touch with your local Routes into Languages centre if you want to participate this year!

The website for the competition was created by Jason Mashinchi, a pupil in year 10. He has also developed Mobile Apps for the competition (scroll down on the left hand side of the page).

Spelling Bee Website