Bishops Nympton’s spelling bee, held yesterday, was a huge success. Teaching staff were bowled over with the spelling achievements made throughout the school. The spelling work completed within school literacy sessions is clearly having an impact, combined with the children’s own commitment outside of school supported by parents was very clear to see.
The spelling bee was an optional event, but every child chose to take part, enthused by the exciting prizes on offer. The grand prize being a trip to Quince Honey Farm. All staff were so impressed with individuals who had clearly made a huge effort to learn their spellings, as well as the overall school spelling picture.
As we proceeded through the rounds (the pressure of being in the hall in front of the whole school did not phase them) it was getting increasingly harder to whittle down our speller numbers, with nearly all year groups requiring several sudden death rounds.
Year 1 and year 2 were so good that there competition had to continue into the afternoon! All children who took part received school merit awards of increasing value as they proceeded through each round. Our finalist also received a prize out of the school prize box. Cheered on throughout the competition we were finally able to declare our winners. They will shortly receive their invite for an exciting school trip to the Quince Honey Farm.
There is however one place on the trip still available. This event was a fund raising initiative, we asked for the children to collect sponsorship money to help raise vital funds for our school. We are offering a place on our Honey Farm trip to the individual who can raise the most sponsorship money!
We ask that all monies raised are to be brought into school by Friday 26th May. Good luck.
Once again, a huge well done to every child for making this event so enjoyable and worth while.
Spelling Bee Champions 2017
Reception – Toby Lloyd
Year 1 – Dulcie Baldwin
Year 2 – Jack Lloyd
Year 3 – Lily Govier
Year 4 – Ruby Bedford
Year 5 – Anoushka Burton
Year 6 – Hannah Spence