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East Bergholt High School to host inter-school Spelling Bee Championship Finals

PUBLISHED: 12:38 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 14:58 13 March 2018

One students takes to the stage at last year's competition. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

One students takes to the stage at last year's competition. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Over 20 schools with gather at an Essex high school next week to compete in one of the country’s largest inter-school spelling competitions.

The East Berholt Spelling Bee is back for another year after 2017's success. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe East Berholt Spelling Bee is back for another year after 2017's success. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

The students, mostly aged 9-11, will compete in the live East Bergholt High School (EBHS) Spelling Bee Championship Finals in front of an audience made up of supportive parents, staff and fellow pupils.

Held at East Bergholt High School, the finals will comprise of two spelling challenges: the spelling play-off, and the quick-fire challenge.

For the play-off, schools will compete directly against each other to be the last team standing.

In the quick-fire challenge, the teams of five are asked to spell as many words correctly as they can in three minutes.

The team with the most combined points at the end of the event will be crowned champions.

The finals will take place between 9.30 and 12.30am on Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22.

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