Five local primary schools went head to head at the Spelling Bee Showdown hosted by Titus Salt School. Round after exciting round, pupils stood up in a stressful situation and gave it their best shot.

Low Ash Primary School, Shipley C of E Primary School, Sandal Primary School, Baildon C of E Primary School and Hoyle Court Primary School first held their own in-house Spelling Bee play-offs in the hope of delivering their best in the final showdown held in April.

The Spelling Bee at TSS saw six confident spellers from each school go head to head with some very tricky words to spell. It was an afternoon of tough competition, featuring multiple rounds of increasing difficulty but the pupils kept their cool and did exceptionally well.

The standard of spelling was exceptional. Hannah, Year 2, from Low Ash took the title for the Year 1 & 2 category. Eleanor, Year 4, from Sandal Primary was crowned ‘top speller’ for Year 4 & 5 and Pheobe, Year 6, from Sandal Primary took the top spot in the Year 5 & 6 category.

Four, Year 7 TSS students who have been involved with First Story; a charity dedicated to raising literacy in schools via its creative writing programmes, supported the day and read their creative writing to the attentive audience.

Ian Morrel, Headteacher and host of the event said: “I’m delighted to have hosted this event. The standard of the spelling was outstanding and I was very impressed with their knowledge and spelling prowess.”