Following two very successful Regional Final Competitions, we are delighted to announce the following pupils as the regional representatives in the forthcoming National Final Competition.
|French||Regional Champion||Brennig, Ysgol Bro Morgannwg|
|2nd||Wendy, Cyfarthfa High School|
|3rd||Joseph, Amman Valley School|
|4th||Beth, Ysgol Bro Morgannwg|
|Spanish||Regional Champion||May-Ling, Cathedral School|
|2nd||Katherine, Cathedral School|
|3rd||Madihah, Howell’s School|
|4th||Gopikaa, Howell’s School|
|German||Regional Champion||Ishrat, Howell’s School|
|2nd||Hemangini, Howell’s School|
|3rd||Gloria, Howell’s School|
|4th||Sali, Amman Valley School|
|Welsh 2nd Language||Regional Champion||Katie, Howell’s School|
|2nd||Freya, Howell’s School|
|3rd||Gloria, Howell’s School|
|4th||Daniel, Ysgol Bryngwyn|
|French||Regional Champion||Catrin, Ysgol Tyrfan|
|2nd||Leah, Newtown High School|
|3rd||Maddie, St Joseph’s Catholic & Anglican High School|
|4th||Huw, Ysgol y Creuddyn|
|Spanish||Regional Champion||Indya, Newtown High School|
|German||Regional Champion||Morgan, Ysgol David Hughes|
|2nd||Rohan, St Joseph’s Catholic & Anglican High School|
|3rd||Jenny, Ysgol David Hughes|
|4th||Wiktoria, St Joseph’s Catholic & Anglican High School|
|Welsh 2nd Language||Regional Champion||Thomas, Rhyl High School|
The South Wales Regional Final on Wednesday, 25 April was held at Ysgol Bryngwyn, Llanelli. Staff and pupils at the school offered us all a very warm welcome and the buzz of excitement about the competition in the school was infectious.
At this event we welcomed 85 pupils from 15 schools. Due to the high numbers competing, Routes Cymru was grateful to teachers from participating schools and also colleagues from CILT Cymru and WJEC for their support with the judging and verifying of the competitions. With preliminary rounds taking place in all four languages, pupils also had the chance to practise their spelling in a specially designated practice room, or if they wanted to relax before the competition, language quizzes and activities were available for them.
The final rounds took place in the school’s hall which offered quite a grand setting for the 15 pupils who reached this stage. However, the setting did not faze these speedy spellers who all did a fantastic job competing for the title of South Wales Regional Champion.
Venue Cymru, Llandudno was the location of the North Wales Regional Final on Friday, 27 April. 44 pupils from 11 schools across the region travelled for this competition. Once again there was a feeling of nervousness and excitement amongst the competitors and those there to support them. The preliminary rounds in French and German saw a couple of sudden death rounds to decide the winners, and great sportsmanship was demonstrated by the young linguists.
With the Champion Cups on display during the final round, the competitors spelled at their very best to secure the titles of Regional Champion and once again demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the words.
The standard of spelling at both the South Wales and North Wales Regional Competitions was of an exceptionally high standard. Despite the nerves, all pupils competing at both events did a fantastic job of spelling, representing their schools and proving themselves as competent young linguists.
The National Final for Wales will take place in July.