Pupils spell it out for charity cash

Scarborough College year eight students have raised �180 for Scarborough Alzheimer Society, holding a spelling competition. Pictured is top speller Nancy Coombs, 13, front, with Helen Williams and Irene Jervis  from the society collecting the cheque.  112557a
Scarborough College year eight students have raised �180 for Scarborough Alzheimer Society, holding a spelling competition. Pictured is top speller Nancy Coombs, 13, front, with Helen Williams and Irene Jervis from the society collecting the cheque. 112557a

DICTIONARY disciples came out on top form in a local school’s charity spelling bee.

Year 8 pupils at Scarborough College were put to the test to raise money for Scarborough Alzheimer’s Society, with 13-year-old Nancy Coombs recalling the most amount of words correctly.

English and drama teacher Julie Walsh said the event coincided with the college’s charitable links as well as the school’s education programme.

She said: “The money was raised by students doing a Sponsored Spell which is part of the Year 8 English programme of study.

“The students donate to different charities every year and the students voted to donate their Sponsored Spell money to them.”

The whole year group was involved in the spelling bee and managed to raise £180 for their chosen charity through their efforts.

Helen Williams, information officer the Scarborough branch of the Alzheimer’s Society collected the cheque.