Success at Spelling Bee Regional Finals

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.

South Wales                                                                          


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


North Wales


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.

Photographs from both of the events can be seen on our flickr page (North Wales) (South Wales).

The National Final for Wales will take place in July.