Posted on July 12th 2016

Cranford’s Students win Hounslow Secondary Schools Spelling Bee 2016

We are delighted to announce that four year 7 Cranford students triumphed in ‘The Hounslow Secondary Schools Spelling Bee’ 2016 winning the competition against tough opposition.

The Spelling Bee final on Tuesday 12th July 2016 was held at the Heathland School. Haroon Lukka, Corben Smith, Zehra Hasan and Filsan Abdilahi battled it out against 6 other local schools to win first place. Cranford made it through the first two rounds successfully and flew straight into the final round against The Heathland School. It was a nail biting experience for us all.

20 Year 7 students were invited in April to an internal heat organised to trial out for the team. Since then the successful four students have been practicing two hours a week with the support and guidance of their mentor ‘Queen Bee’, Ms.Mensa, who has worked really hard with the team in ensuring they were ready for success.

This initiative was started at Cranford in 2013. Each year the winning school hosts the following year’s event. We are very excited Cranford will host the Spelling Bee for the 3rd time in 2017.

Mahavir Ladva (Library and Study Centres Manager) 

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