Spelling Bee contest success for student

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A talented youngster from Horsham has beaten off competition from more than 75,000 others to reach the national final of a foreign language Spelling Bee.

Millais School pupil Rosa Gallo Moreno (German language) has won through school and regional heats and will be amongst the 108 national finalists at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday July 1.

Year 7 pupils with a love for languages from all over the country have been given 200 words to learn in their chosen language, either French, German or Spanish, and a total of 580 schools nationwide have taken part this year.

The winner of the Routes into Languages National Spelling Bee will be the pupil who can correctly translate and then spell the most words in 60 seconds.

Sarah Schechter, Project Manager for Routes into Languages East at Anglia Ruskin University, said: “We’re very excited to be able to give these talented youngsters a chance to show their flair for languages here at Anglia Ruskin University.

“Evidence suggests the benefits of learning languages stretch far beyond the practicalities of being a useful tool when living, working or travelling abroad and it is very encouraging that we have had so many entries to this year’s competition.”

For more information about the Routes into Languages competition, visit www.routesintolanguages.ac.uk