Royal Grammar School


Spelling Bee success

Spelling Bee success

Three RGS Year 7 students took to the stage recently to test their spelling prowess at the Routes into Languages North East final.


Following a competition within French and German lessons, Kushi Rao was chosen to compete in the German competition and Imandi Kumarapeli and Harsha Menon were chosen to compete in the French competition.

All three fought the nerves and attempted to spell as many words as possible in just one minute.

The French competition was tough, and after three rounds and a staggering 23 words in the final round, Imandi took first place. Harsha wasn't too far behind, taking runner-up spot.

Even though there was a low number of entries in the German competition, that didn't stop Kushi dominating the competition early and she secured her victory in round one.

Carolin Towns, (Modern Languages) was extremely pleased with how the girls did in the competition. She said,

'Not only were the girls nervous, but so were us teachers! To see them shine as they did in the finals was an absolute pleasure and I look forward to seeing them compete at the national competition in July.'

All three girls go on to compete at the Routes into Languages National Finals which will be held in Cambridge on 1 July.