Spelling bee winners

We had a great result at a spelling bee and poetry competition organised by Penrice Academy on 19th June.

Eliot, Bethany and George Sioufi competed against their Year 7 and Year 8 peers from Penrice, Brannel and Poltair. George reached the final round of the spelling, while Eliot was second in the spelling bee and Bethany won the poetry recital.

The three students spent their lunchtimes preparing for the competition at meetings with student teacher Miss Hawken, going through a dictionary to hone their spelling skills.

Miss Hawken said: “I was extremely proud of not only their win, but also of their effort. It is great for students to get involved in these academic competitions.”

There will be another held next school year which Poltair will host, Brannel the year after.