With heats taking place all week to determine the teams, the Key Stage 3 House Spelling Bee Final was contested this morning with pupils representing each of the three Houses – More, Fisher and Newman – competing to be crowned House Spelling Bee champions.

It was a morning of high drama with an eventual hugely tense “spell-off” required to determine the winner.

The contest was very close throughout with just one correct spelling separating Newman and More going into the final round. At the end of that round, the two Houses saw themselves tied on 22 points each, meaning a sudden death round was needed to decided which House was going to be victorious.

After a couple of incorrect spellings from both Houses, it was More who came out on top when, after some conferring, they managed to spell “graminivorous” correctly in order to seal the victory.

The Key Stage 3 Spelling Bee has been a staple of the Spring calendar at St Edward’s for a number of years, with More winning the award a record five times out of the previous eight! We look forward to seeing whether they can retain their crown again when the event returns in 2020!