Spelling Bee 2018

These days the cultural week has been held  at Infanta Elena with plenty of interesting and motivating activities .The English Department has celebrated the first spelling bee for 1st ESO students with the help of all teachers in this level and Megan Hawthorne, our American conversation assistant.

A spelling bee is a competition in which contestants are asked to spell a broad selection of words, usually with a varying degree of difficulty. The concept is thought to have originated in the United States, and spelling bee events are now also held in some other countries around the world.

The first winner of an official spelling bee was Frank Neuhauser, who won the 1st National Spelling Bee  in Washington, D.C. in 1925 at age eleven. Historically the word bee has been used to describe a get-together for communal work, like a husking bee, a quilting bee, or an apple bee.

After 4 sessions of 50 minutes four  finalists competed in the final for the fantastic prize of a gift vuvher of 40 euros to spend in a local digital store. The winner this year has been Javier Sarabia, from the group 1st B.

All the participants have been challenged and enjoyed this educative experience.

 

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