Spelling superstars raise £6,000

Children at Hill House school took part in a sponsored Bee and dressed as their favourite movie characters to rasie money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Teacher Dawn Jackson pictured with back l-r Joe Elliott, five, Alex Park, six, Rebecca Leggott, six, Jenson Cull, six, Hamza Rashid, six and Electra Pallas, four. Front, Sophie Tang, four. Picture: Marie Caley D2486MC
Children at Hill House school took part in a sponsored Bee and dressed as their favourite movie characters to rasie money for Teenage Cancer Trust. Teacher Dawn Jackson pictured with back l-r Joe Elliott, five, Alex Park, six, Rebecca Leggott, six, Jenson Cull, six, Hamza Rashid, six and Electra Pallas, four. Front, Sophie Tang, four. Picture: Marie Caley D2486MC

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And that’s exactly what Hill House School pupils are after a spelling competition helped to raise a massive £6,000 for charity.

Pupils were challenged to learn up to 50 words for a sponsored spell-a-thon.

And it was pupil Neel Dugar who was crowned the champion speller.

The competition was among a selection of activities the Auckley school held in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Pupils and staff added cash to the pot by donning fancy dress including the official trust’s T-shirt. There was also a variety of performances from guitar groups, choirs and singers with the theme being ‘at the movies’.

The day blitzed the original target of £3,000.