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RLS Students Buzzing after Spelling Bee

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RLS Students Buzzing after Spelling Bee

By Kelan Pascoe - Young Reporter

Richard Lander School is proud of the results produced by 4 of its pupils following the recent Spelling Bee. The students took part in one of the ten semi-finals in the UK and were one of the ten schools in their semi-final. Three schools from Cornwall took part; many are impressed at how the youngsters tackled ridiculously complicated words.
Unfortunately, Richard Lander didnt make the final in London. However, they gave it a very good go, taking on words such as: Palliative, Revolutionary and Coccyx! Miss Taylor, the teacher who accompanied the pupils, said: It was exceptionally nerve-wracking. Even the adults were gasping at some of the words that the year sevens were being asked to spell!
The competition involved two rounds: The Spell Off, where students would be knocked out if they spelt a word wrong until all but one person was left; and Quick Fire, where they chose a difficulty and in two minutes had to spell as many words as they could. Each correct word resulted in two extra points for the team.
Richard Landers Megan Moore, Lauren Healey and Kynan Facey (with Tamsin Tripp as the reserve) held up very well, leaving the competition with third place and a vocabulary fit to burst! Kynan quoted: I was nervous at first but as we started spelling it became really exciting. The three youngsters did amazingly well and are a valuable contribution to Richard Lander.

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