Word wizards cast a big spell across the ATLP

Fresh from the success of new TV hit, The Big Spell, busy bees from across the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership (ATLP) will be putting their brainpower to the test this month in an inter-school competition.

The ATLP Spelling Bee will see rivals from four primary schools, Brookvale, Hill West, Mere Green and Slade, and three secondary schools, Arthur Terry, Coleshill and Stockland Green, put their skills to the test in age-related categories.

Stockland Green students are the bee’s knees when it comes to preparation.

The competition, which was devised by the ATLP’s student leadership team, will determine who really knows their obelisk from their smorgasbord or their philharmonic from their corsair. Super spellers will go head to head in the grand finale at Slade Primary School on Thursday 26 January.

Organiser Jaz Khan, from Slade Primary School, said:

Our students are very excited about the competition and are busy learning from their spelling lists. We have some highly articulate young people and lots of tricky words, so this will be a real challenge

Spelling bees are a great way for children to learn some new words and have a bit of fun in the process. The popularity of The Big Spell this week has got everybody talking, and there’s a real buzz about our bee across all of our schools.”