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National spelling bee
11:50am Saturday 14th April 2012 in News
A TEAM of four pupils from John Masefield High School has made it through to the semi-finals of a national spelling competition.
The Ledbury team is one of only 77 out of the original 1,200 entrants to survive the online qualifying rounds of the 2012 Times Spelling Bee.
To get through, the school’s pupils, all aged 11 or 12, had to successfully spell challenging words such as ecclesiastical, ventriloquist, caterwaul and kamikaze.
The team will join schools from across the UK in the live semifinal spelling events in May.
There they are hoping to win through to the nail-biting grand final at the Institute of Education in London on June 21.
Only then will it be decided who will become The Times Spelling Bee 2012 champions.
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