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The Ebbsfleet Academy

A Brook Learning Trust Academy

Spelling Bee 2017

This year the annual Ebbsfleet Academy Spelling Bee was more closely fought than it has ever been!

As we raced into the final round Sharman were marginally in the lead with 153 points, Bell and Scott in joint second with 149 points and Drake rapidly catching up with 148. The final was the most tense we have had yet: after two tongue-tying tie-breaker words it became impossible to separate Sharman and Drake and they were crowned joint champions. The whole school was wowed with the correct spelling of the Mary Poppins classic, 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' but  our teams were unable to master the definition for a fear of long words: 'Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia'. At least none of the valiant contestants were scared of trying!

Congratulations Sharman and Drake!