Albany Students 'Buzzing' About Spanish

Albany Academy Year 8 students have shown that they can be just as successful in Spanish as they are in their native language. Fifteen Year 8 students achieved great success by making through to the second round of the Spanish Spelling bee organised by the Manchester Metropolitan University.

The students have been learning one hundred Spanish words, during lessons, at home, during and lunchtimes and staying after school to achieve the best possible results. The competition requires students to spell out as many words as possible during a short time frame using the Spanish alphabet.

The school then had to select three winners of round two who will now go on to compete against 101 other schools at Manchester Metropolitan University at the regional competition.

Modern Languages teacher, Lucy Newton, who had helped guide the students through the competition said, “I am incredibly proud of the hard work put in by Spelling Bee contestants for Round 2 of the competition. Albany has three winners going through to Round 3 of the competition, but I wish I could take more! The effort put into this competition by students has been incredible.”