ELLA HADLEY CROWNED TIPPERARY CHAMPION SPELLER IN THE 2016 EASON SPELLING BEE COUNTY COMPETITION
Eason is delighted to announce Ella Hadley as the winner of the Tipperary County Bee 2016. The 12 year old from Grange National School, Clonmel, fought off stiff competition from several other spelling enthusiasts and will now be entered into the Provincial Spelling Bee. Ella’s favourite genre is mystery and her favourite author is John Grisham.
The nationwide competition is part of an overall Eason literacy and reading initiative that aims to inspire children to develop a greater appreciation of words in a fun and educational way, and to encourage them to perfect their spelling and pronunciation skills.
Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing at Eason, said; “The Eason Spelling Bee continues to go from strength to strength, and in this our 6th year, we will see a record number of over 1,100 schools participate. The competition is not only great fun for the children but it is also very beneficial as spelling is a great way to help develop reading and literacy skills. We’re really looking forward to getting out and meeting this year’s Bees and enjoying the fantastic support from their families, classmates and teachers.”
The ultimate spelling contest starts out with registered schools holding their own in-school bee to find their school champion. The Spelling Bee team then travel around the country to hold the County Final Bees, which then leads to four Provincial Finals culminating in the All-Ireland Final in June.
The All-Ireland winning school will receive a mountain of books for their library to the value of €7,500 and the winner themselves will be awarded a goodie package full of books worth €500 and the prestigious title of the 2016 Eason Spelling Bee champion.
Keep up to date with all the 2016 Spelling Bee news on www.easons.com/spellingbee and @easons #EasonSpellingBee