Subjects in brief
- The UK's national spelling competition for schools is back. Registration for The Times Spelling Bee is now open. Initial qualifying rounds have moved online and the new website is packed with word games and puzzles to aid practice. Teams of four students aged 11-12 can enter.
- The themes for the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools have been announced. The competition aims to inspire children to interact with art at National Galleries of Scotland. Closing date for entries is 4 May. Winning works will be displayed at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. www.nationalgalleries.orgschoolart competition.