Spelling Bee success at St Peter's School York

Three pupils from St Peter’s 8-13 have reached the national final of the Modern Languages National Spelling Bee. This amazing achievement is testament to many hours of dedicated learning and practice.

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23rd December 2020 — Three pupils from St Peter’s 8-13 have reached the national final of the Modern Languages National Spelling Bee.

Isabelle, Sophie and Will secured their places in the final after competing in the Yorkshire and The Humber regional finals. Isabelle achieved first place in the German competition, Sophie achieved first place in the French competition and Will came third in the Spanish competition.

This amazing achievement is testament to many hours of dedicated learning and practice.

Mrs Janine Hebden, Head of Modern Foreign Languages at St Peter’s 8-13, said: “I’m thrilled for our three national finalists. They prepared brilliantly and I know they are excited about the challenge of a further 100 words to learn for the national final next month.”

Mr Andy Falconer, Head of St Peter’s 8-13, said: “A huge thank you to both the pupils for their hard work and dedication in the run up to the regional finals, and to their teachers for all their support. It is great to be able to offer the children the choice of all three of these languages in Years 7 and 8.”

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