Routes into Languages

Westholme Qualifies for the Foreign Language Spelling Bee National Final!

On the afternoon of Wednesday 18th March, four Year 7 students and Miss Shaw travelled to Manchester Metropolitan University to take part in the North West Regional Finals of the Foreign Language Spelling Bee.

They each had 1 minute to spell out as many words as possible. They were given the words in English, had to translate them to French or Spanish and then spell out the words using the French or Spanish alphabet. It’s nomean feat!


Yusuf Alli, Amy Kirkwood and Matthew Ninan performed very well in their rounds and should be very pleased with their performances.

Eloise Lonsdale advanced through two hotly-contested rounds to reach the final round and blew us away by coming 2nd in Spanish in the whole of the North West! Well done, Eloise!


Eloise will now travel to Cambridge in July to take part in the National Finals.

This is a very impressive performance and we wish Eloise the best of luck. Well done to all of our competitors!