Competition encourages students to engage with literacy

As part of The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College’s drive to improve literacy across the curriculum, the school’s English Faculty, have led a Spelling Bee which culminated in five finalists going head to head in front of an audience.

Students from across the entire school were involved in the preliminary round of the competition when they took part in the spelling event during tutor time. The winner from each tutor group progressed to the next round until just five finalists remained.

In the nerve biting final, each of the finalists was knocked out, one by one, until the ultimate champion, Year 10 student Cyril Frempong, was left victorious. Cyril, a deserving winner, was presented with the Spelling Bee Cup, badge and £10 gift token, by the school’s headteacher.

Carolyn Davies, English Teacher, said “Congratulations to Cyril, who beat all the other students and was named as the competition’s first ever winner. The cup will be engraved with Cyril’s name and he will now always be remembered as our first winner!”

Headteacher, Alison Davies, said “It has been wonderful to see so many of our students getting involved with the spelling bee and it was a pleasure to present Cyril with his prize after an exciting final. All of the finalist deserve congratulations as they have done extremely well to beat nearly a thousand other students to reach the last stage of the competition.”