On Friday 27th January twenty-six brave year seven students took part in the annual Lord Lawson Academy Year 7 Spelling Bee.

Each student took turns battling spellings for complex words, and as the rounds progressed, the words became much more challenging at difficulty levels surpassing previous spelling bee events and ultimately leaving only two students standing.

The year’s winner is Katie-May Eastland of Fleet house block, who triumphantly takes the Spelling Bee Champion title from last year’s winner Jennifer Stead also of Fleet.

Owen Haygarth, another Fleet student, who kept calm under pressure performed admirably throughout the competition and was this year’s runner up.

Congratulations to both Katie and Owen for an excellent battle.

Thank you to all students who participated. It was wonderful to see such commitment to and enthusiasm for the event.