Bishop’s pupils enter the Spelling Bee challenge
This Half Term, pupils took part in the Bishop’s Spelling Bee House competition. I am in House Franklin and although I am in Year 7, I worked with Year 8, 9 and 10 to spell some very hard words, including ‘discombobulation’! We came 2nd overall. Each word was said by different people on a video. This included policemen and women, staff at Woburn Safari Park and Stevenage Football Club, NHS staff as well as Bishop’s staff and governors. I enjoyed all these themes. It was great fun despite the pressure of only having 15 seconds to write the words down!
Did you know that Spelling Bees are thought to originate from the United States during the 1800s, as a way to motivate students to learn standardised spelling? These spelling bees were usually held within individual schools and towns rather than nationally organised. At Bishop’s, we run our Spelling Bee every year and we base it on the English dictionary.