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Boys in French Spelling Bee Final at Manchester Met

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Out of over 2,000 pupils who took part in the North West heats of the French Spelling Bee, Bolton School boys Matthew Cavaliere and Alex Gao achieved second and third places respectively today, gaining places in the National Final at Cambridge University in July! 

The boys, along with Praharsh Parikh and Yusuf Adia, had earlier beaten off stiff competition in the school heats of the Boys’ Division battles, to make it to the Regional Finals held at Manchester Metropolitan University. 

They enjoyed an afternoon with the Bolton Girls’ Division qualifiers, receiving languages' goodie bags and a motivational speech from Dr Sharon Handley, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Law and Social Science at MMU. She stressed the importance of languages to promote cultural awareness, improve career prospects and enrich lives and congratulated them on their dedication to their studies. 

The boys will travel to Cambridge in July to compete in the National Final of the competition.

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The successful Boys

The successful Boys' Division French Spelling Bee team