Students mind their French

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BIEN joué to the Bridlington School students who did themselves proud in the regional final of the Routes into Languages French Spelling Bee competition.

Eight Bridlington School year seven students travelled to Leeds University to take part in the spelling contest, and four of them got through to the final stage.

They all performed brilliantly. Matthew Raybould and Martha Dixon just missed out on second-round places, but Megan Gregory and Jay Welch went through to round two.

In a tough and exciting contest in which they competed against schools from across the region, they just missed out on places in the final.

The students were supported by their coaches Michael Singh, Bailey O’Toole, Ellen Valentine and Megan Pearson.

Afterwards, all the students enjoyed a tour of the Leeds University campus, ate lunch in the canteen and got to meet current Leeds University students.

All the youngsters who participated will receive certificates, presented by Leeds University representatives, at a school assembly very soon.

Teacher Clare Gardiner said: “It was an exciting and worthwhile day and many of the students have now got Leeds University on their list as a possible destination after Bridlington School.”