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Oakfield Academy pupils shine at The Foreign Language Spelling Bee

The Foreign Languages Spelling Bee Competition started in September 2014 with over 6000 Year 7 contestants nationwide.

Oakfield Academy took part and gained a place in the Regional Finals at Norton Hill School on Monday 20th April which was made up of 80 regional finalists, (French/German/Spanish) and 22 schools for the South West of England.

Mrs Hall and Mrs Royle, Modern Languages Department said, “As a school, we are overjoyed to report that Isabel Hanney reached 1st place and Thomas Leigh came 2nd in the Spanish Category. They will therefore be competing in the National Finals in Cambridge on Friday 3rd July.

“Eve Lindley and Stephanie Verwey too made us very proud indeed but didn’t quite make it to the French final.

“A few words to describe our students so far: focused, resilient, supportive of each other and modest in their approach.

“’Bonne chance’ à tous! Buena suerte a todos!”.