Bridlington School pupils in spelling bee final

Bridlington School's year 7 pupils at the University of Hull for the spelling bee contest. (Submitted)

Bridlington School's year 7 pupils at the University of Hull for the spelling bee contest. (Submitted)

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Students at Bridlington School have used their French skills to make it through to the regional finals of a spelling bee competition.

Last Thursday a group of eight year 7 pupils went to the University of Hull to represent and support the school in the regional final of a French Spelling Bee competition.

The semi-finalists from Bridlington School were Sasha Edwards, Shane Wilkes, Edward Welbourne and Danielle Coverdale.

Danielle said: “The Spelling Bee was really good. It was nerve-wracking going up and saying the spellings though.”

In total 26 schools from across Yorkshire were represented on the day and proved to be stiff competition for the Bridlington cohort.

Despite not making it through to the finals all the students had worked hard to prepare for the challenge which involved them standing in front of more than 100 people to spell as many French words as possible in one minute.

After the competition the pupils took a tour of the university grounds which impressed everyone involved.

Sasha added: “I enjoyed watching all of the finalists perform – they were really fast,” while Tom thought the university itself was “amazing”.