Larbert pupils get the spelling buzz

Pupils from S2 at Larbert High School marked Literacy Week with a spelling bee.

Students were given a dictionary in advance of words that could come up, with teachers John Doherty and Lindsay Clancy forced to come up with more as the finalists were so good.

Larbert High pupils took part in a spelling bee to mark Literacy Week

Larbert High pupils took part in a spelling bee to mark Literacy Week

The eventual winner was Annette Selwyn who was presented with a book and book vouchers by author and patron of Literacy Week at the school Nicola Morgan.

Lindsay Clancy said: “The event was great fun and promoted literacy for life and why literacy is important after school and in employment.

“All the pupils were to dress as who they wanted to be when they grow up and some of them put in a tremendous effort.

Linsday added:“Annette was the overall winner of the spelling bee, but all the finalists were great, we struggled to get them to misspell anything.”

The whole school was involved in making a video parody of Ant and Dec’s ‘Lets Get Ready to Rumble’ to mark Literacy Week and they hope to get more views on video sharing website Youtube than last year’s effort ‘I Like Big Books’ - a spin on ‘Baby Got Back’ by Sir Mix-A-Lot which has racked up over 5000.

View the Youtube video here