6th December 2019
“To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.”
The Spellathon Competition for Grade I to VII students held at SCOTLE High school to create an awareness of the possibilities of different words came as a whiff of fresh breeze.
The Spellathon Competition was organized by the department of English in the school premises on 6th December,2019. There were 40 students from Grade I to VII who qualified from the semifinals and were divided in five teams which were tagged in the name of famous English writers. They were: Leo Tolstoy, J.K. Rowling, Robert Frost, William Shakespeare and Roald Dahl. Students participated with great enthusiasm and dueled through the toughest words to prove their mettle.
Teams of J. k. Rowling, Roald Dahl and William Shakespeare qualified the Prelims and gave a tough competition to win the Final Round. Even the toughest words of the tie-breaker between Roald Dahl and William Shakespeare were spelt with unflinching ease by the spelling wizards. It was a nerve-wracking task to get the winner and finally Roald Dahl team buzzed away to success and won the Spellathon, William Shakespeare and J. K. Rowling secured the second and third position respectively.
Both the rounds of the Spellathon held the audience spellbound with almost all of the 40 participants spelling each word correctly. The competition made the students aware of spellings and usage of many unfamiliar words. It was a wonderful learning experience for everyone.