Students are buzzing after success at spelling bee

Adam Blower (12) and Georgia Blyth (11) of Morpeth's Chantry Middle School receive awards in a French spelling bee competition.

Adam Blower (12) and Georgia Blyth (11) of Morpeth's Chantry Middle School receive awards in a French spelling bee competition.

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A PAIR of Morpeth school pupils were spellers par excellence at a regional competition.

Adam Blower, 12, and Georgia Blyth, 11, will now take on opponents from across the country at the national final in July.

After coming through the first round of tests at their own school, the Chantry Middle School and Technology College students went to Sunderland University to take part in the North East section of the French Spelling Bee for Year 7 pupils.

They were joined by fellow students Cameron Dick and Ben Orrell and all four did well on the day. In the end, Adam finished in first place and Georgia was second.

Each participant had to spell as many words as they could in one minute, using the French alphabet and saying when a letter has an accent.

The final of the competition, run by the Routes into Languages programme, will take place in Cambridge.