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Northfleet Technology College hosts Gravesham spelling bee

PUBLISHED: 07:00 01 May 2018

The Year 7 students competed in 10 grueling rounds. Picture: Janet Siggers

The Year 7 students competed in 10 grueling rounds. Picture: Janet Siggers

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Northfleet Technology College (NTC) hosted the Gravesham schools spelling bee on Wednesday (April 25), with teams from NTC, Meopham, St John’s, St George’s and Northfleet School for Girls battling it out for the title of best spellers.

Students were all from Year 7, and competed in 10 grueling rounds which included forward, backward, ping-pong and speedy spellings.

At the end of the 10 rounds NTC and St George’s were tied for first place, both teams then competed in a knockout tie-breaking round until finally, after 12 words each, St George’s grabbed the victory.

Janet Siggers, organiser of the spelling bee, said: “Spelling bees are an exciting way to engage young people and improve their spelling talents, all the schools involved held preliminary rounds within their own settings to enable them to choose their best pupils and this showed in the expertise displayed on the day.”

Mrs Partridge, head teacher of NTC, presented the trophy and certificates to all involved.

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