Visit from Polish students and spelling bee create a buzz

Following on from the Pride celebration, the academy hosted two more successful events last week – a spelling bee and a visit from a group of Polish students.

The spelling bee, on Monday, March 12, saw primary school pupils from across the region take part in heats and finals, with students from Ormiston Denes Academy acting as judges and adjudicators during the competition.

The final was an exciting and nail-biting experience with Year 6 pupil Jack Eglington from Blundeston Primary School named the overall champion, beating Year 5 champion Annabelle Taylor from Dell Primary School.

The Year 5 final also saw Rubby Summons from Dell Primary and Tayla Woolnough from Westwood Primary finish second and third respectively, with Tommy Best and Noah Meadows, both from Oulton Broad, finishing second and third respectively in the Year 6 final.

Forty pupils from Mielec, Poland also visited Ormiston Denes Academy last week after asking to visit England’s most easterly school.

Pupils from the student council demonstrated what life in England is like with a presentation, a tour, and an opportunity to spend the morning in a PE lesson and food technology lesson.

The students from Poland then presented what a day in the life for them would be, before exchanging gifts and thanks.

In a thank you letter from the staff and students, they said: “Thank you so much for organising this truly amazing visit. We all had a really good time at Ormiston Denes Academy.”

Source: The Lowestoft Journal.

Posted in Academy news on 19th March 2018.

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