Spelling Bee 2018: Wexford & Waterford
This week our Spelling Bee Team headed to Waterford and Wexford to see who would be crowned our county champions for 2018. It was the week before schools broke up for Easter so spirits were high and a great week was had. Check out all the details from their week below and find out which of our super spellers were crowned Waterford and Wexford Spelling Bee County champions.
For another year in a row the competition was hosted by St.Ursula’s Primary School. We were all guided to the competition by a selection of Bees crafted by the busy hands of students from St.Ursula’s. The hall was then very appropriately decorated for the competition to take place! 14 spellers battled it out against each other to become the Waterford Champion.
Riham Saeed, from St.John of God N.S., came out on top for the second year in a row. Riham loves reading and is just finishing the Harry Potter series. Riham will now move on to compete in the Munster Final in May.
For the final competition before the Easter Bunny arrived the Spelling Bee team went to Gorey, Co. Wexford. Here, the competition was held in Ashdown Park Hotel. 36 spellers went head to head in front of family, friends and teachers to be crowned the Wexford County Champion.
Aoife O’ Connor, from St. Olivers N.S., Duncannon became the Wexford Champion after a great competition. Aoife, a massive Jacqueline Wilson fan, will not move on to compete in the Leinster Final in May.
Spelling Bee 2018 – Schedule
|Mayo||Mon||9th April||St. Patricks BNS, Chapel Street, Castlebar|
|Galway||Tue||10th April||Salthill Hotel|
|Clare||Wed||11th April||Ennis National School, Ashline, Ennis|
|Limerick||Thu||12th April||JFK Memorial School, Ennis Rd, Limerick|
|Wicklow||Tue||17th Apr||S.N. Phadraig Naofa, Avoca|
|Dublin||Wed||18th April||Red Cow Hotel|
|Kilkenny||Thu||19th April||Scoil Iognaid de Ris, Stephen’s St., Kilkenny|
|Meath||Mon||23rd Apr||St. Paul’s NS, Ratoath|
|Cavan||Tue||24th April||Farnham National School, Drumelis, Cavan|
|Fermanagh||Wed||25th April||Enniskillen Integrated Primary School, Drumcoo, Eniskillen, Fermanagh|
|Tyrone||Thu||26th April||Sacred Heart Primary School, Tattyreagh Glebe, Omagh|
|Louth||Mon||30th April||Dundalk Grammar Junior School, the Crescent, Dundalk|
|Down||Tue||1st May||St. Colmcilles Primary School, 68a Glebetown Drive,Downpatrick, BT30 6PZ|
|Armagh||Wed||2nd May||Poyntzpass Primary School, Tandragee Road, Poyntzpass|
|Antrim||Thu||3rd May||Templepatrick Primary. 5 Lylehill Road, Templepatrick|
|Monaghan||Tue||8th May||Scoil Naomh Pádriag Corracrin, Emyvale, Monaghan|
|Derry||Wed||9th May||St.Columbas P.S, 3 Agivey Rd, Kilrea, Coleraine BT51 5UT|
|Donegal||Thu||10th May||Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Donegal|
|Longford||Fri||11th May||Stonepark N.S, Stonepark, Co.Longford|