Last year we hosted our school’s first Spelling Bee during the first year of our Bilingual Program. Our students trained for many weeks and we had an enjoyable and motivating final competition. We knew at the end of last year that this was an event worth continuing, so we set our sights on continuing as a tradition.
This year, we scaled our ambitions towards making the Spelling Bee an inter-school competition and Bilingual Day. Our Móstoles institutional partners, IES Antonio de Nebrija, IES Juan Gris, and IES Velazquez, came to IES Clara Campoamor to compete in the Spelling Bee final, with separate rounds for first and second year ESO students. Language assistants read the words for students from their respective schools, and the bilingual coordinators served as the judges. The students were nervous but did an excellent job spelling some difficult words in English!
After the Spelling Bee the groups attended different workshops, including one on stop-motion animation and another on dyeing. These activities were designed to provide enriching English activities for students, offering new skills and ideas.
We thank everyone, especially Michael, Kayla and Jaime, who made this day possible, all of the students for their participation and support, and look forward to continuing the collaboration into the future!
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