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VOC launches Spelling Bee for Library Week

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With Library Week approaching, the Islamic Library and the Voice of the Cape (VOC) are hosting a Spelling Bee aimed at enhancing the knowledge of children.

“Our children need to develop various skills and our children need to be encourage to enter Spelling Bee competitions so they can enhance several benefits. These reasons include learning grammar, enhance vocabulary, develop competitive skills, enhance a greater knowledge, gain cognitive skills and gain confidence as they are the future leaders,” says judge and librarian Nazreen Khan.

In the competition, words that are grade appropriate will be presented to participants, using a list of words compiled by Nazreen, according to their school grade. For example; If you have a child in Grade 1,2 or 3 and another child that in Grade 4 or 5 they can compete with one another and will be asked questions that is grade appropriate based on the following list to be compiled and provided by Khan.

“Learners are encouraged to go to libraries to broaden their knowledge and due to the development of children we will be giving participants words that are age appropriate,” says Khan.

“We need to stimulate our children mentally and physically.”

The competition presenting list are as follows:
List 1: Grade 1 to 3
List 2: Grade 4 to 5
List 3: Grade 6 to 7

Parents are encouraged to sms the name of their children who are in primary school in grade 1 to 7. When smses are sent sending the child’s name, surname and age are vital as participants have to be tested on words that are age appropriate. Those listeners who enter should be available to come into VOC’s studio as the participants will be announced in studio.

“They need to sms us their their name, surname and name of school they attending. Eight learners will be selected and invited in-studio,” says Khan.

Competition dates are:
Preliminary: Tuesday 24 to Thursday 26 March 2015
Semi final: 30 March 2015
Finals: Monday 30 March 2015

To enter, sms your child’s name, surname and age to 47913. VOC (Nailah Cornelissen)

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