S­pel­ling com­pe­ti­ti­on fi­nals co­ming up

Knysna-Plett Herald - - Crime -

Knys­na mu­ni­ci­pal li­bra­ry ser­vi­ces will host its thi­rd an­nu­al in­terschool s­pel­ling com­pe­ti­ti­on fi­nals on Sa­tur­day, Au­gust 26 at the K­ha­y­a­let­hu com­mu­ni­ty hall.

Ai­med at im­pro­ving lan­gua­ge skills and en­coura­ging re­a­ding, the com­pe­ti­ti­on’s par­ti­ci­pants are le­ar­ners from Gra­des 4 to

7 who com­pe­te in I­siX­ho­sa, En­g­lish and A­fri­kaans.

Knys­na li­bra­ry ser­vi­ces ex­ten­ded an in­vi­ta­ti­on to all pri­ma­ry schools in the G­re­a­ter Knys­na to par­ti­ci­pa­te. This y­e­ar, the pro­gram­me has gro­wn as mo­re schools, such as Oak­hill, Ri­ver­wood and two schools from P­let­ten­berg Bay’s K­wa­no­kut­hu­la Pri­ma­ry and P­ha­ka­mi­sa­ni Pri­ma­ry en­te­red for the first ti­me.

Ma­yo­ral com­mit­tee mem­ber and port­fo­lio c­hair for com­mu­ni­ty ser­vi­ces Cathy Wei­de­man said, “This is an i­ni­ti­a­ti­ve very c­lo­se to my he­art, as it streng­thens re­a­ding ha­bits at an e­ar­ly age. Ot­her be­ne­fits of this com­pe­ti­ti­on in­clu­de the op­por­tu­ni­ty of im­pro­ving con­fi­den­ce, to le­arn and com­pe­te in a sup­por­ti­ve en­vi­ron­ment and gain skills such as pre­sen­ting and im­pro­ving me­mo­ry.”

The se­mifi­nals we­re held on Au­gust 8 for I­siX­ho­sa, Au­gust 10 for A­fri­kaans and Au­gust 11 for En­g­lish. A to­tal of 232 le­ar­ners par­ti­ci­pa­ted and 84 ma­de it to the fi­nals.

All con­te­stants at the fi­nals will re­cei­ve cer­ti­fi­ca­tes of par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on, and the win­ner and run­ner-up will walk a­way with a trop­hy and an un­dis­clo­sed gift. –

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