First EAL Spelling Bee held at RHS
On Thursday 25 February, RHS hosted an EAL spelling bee, pitting our finest overseas spellers against those from Kings Ely, Gresham's and Framlingham. The pupils were divided into three categories; beginner, intermediate and advanced, with three representatives from each school.
The competition began after lunch following a chance for our visitors to experience the most authentic RHS experience divisions drill under the watchful eye of Mr Griffiths and Mr Weaver. After just half an hour, they looked like a slick squad.
The competition got under way with pupils reciting their spellings at an impressive pace and with great accuracy. The spoils were fairly evenly shared; Framlingham waltzed off with the beginners trophy, while Kings Ely pipped Greshams in the advanced category. Our very own Torres C (Year 10) dominated the intermediate category, beating off some impressive competition, recording 35 correct spellings in 90 seconds on his way through the rounds to the final which we won in style.
It was a hugely enjoyable day, and great to see the school represented by such a global coalition, with seven different nations represented among RHS' 12 competitors. A rematch has been scheduled for Gresham's next February, and preparation is already underway.