Welsh National Spelling Bee Competition

image for launch plainThis annual event is designed to support students in year 7 who are studying French, German, Spanish and Welsh Second Language. The competition enables pupils to improve their spelling and vocabulary, encourages correct pronunciation and most importantly raises confidence levels. Different to a monolingual Spelling Bee, pupils in Wales have the option of receiving their words in English or Welsh.

Pupils compete in preliminary school rounds from September culminating in the Spelling Bee National Final at the end of the summer term. The National Final welcomes finalists from schools across Wales competing for the titles in the four languages.

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Spelling Bee Toolkit

Teacher’s pack  How to run the competition in your school.
Word Lists  Bi-lingual word lists in 4 target languages.
Photo & video gallery



Photographs and videos from previous National Finals.

Spelling Bee Timetable 2016/17

Event Date
Spelling Bee launch 26/09/16
Closing date for class competition 16/12/16

extended to 17/02/17

Closing date for school round 1 17/02/17
Closing date for final school round 07/04/17
National final tbc

Winners submission form (stage 1-3)

Please click the bee below to complete a winners submission form.  Return by email to the Routes Cymru coordinator – hughesa19@cardiff.ac.uk by the specified closing date.

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