Learners spelling their way to top

2018-10-10 06:03
Award-winners at the FinLit Spelling Bee competition held in Uping­ton on 27 September are from the left Lesego Semino (Motsedi Thuto Secondary School, third), Mogomotsi Lekgetlo (K.P. Toto Secondary School, first) and Cilliers Visser (Douglas Combined School, second).

Award-winners at the FinLit Spelling Bee competition held in Uping­ton on 27 September are from the left Lesego Semino (Motsedi Thuto Secondary School, third), Mogomotsi Lekgetlo (K.P. Toto Secondary School, first) and Cilliers Visser (Douglas Combined School, second).

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A total of 47 learners from Gr. 7 to Gr. 9 competed in the provincial FinLit Spelling Bee competition held at the Upington High School on 27 September.

Learners took turns to spell 307 financial literacy words and six schools of the various districts participated.

The top three overall awards went to Mogomotsi Lekgetlo, Cilliers Visser and Lesego Semino.

The award for top school went to the K.P. Toto Secondary School, and the award for top school in the ZF Mgcawu District went to the Daniels­kuil Intermediate School.

The principle of the Daniels­kuil Intermediate School, Alpheaus Phoolo, said he is very proud of his learners for making it far in the competition. He said he hopes next year his school will get the award as best school.

Phoolo congratulated the learners and teacher Keo­tshepile Kgogwe who had been accompanying them to all the competitions.

The FinLit Spelling Bee competition is the first ever financial literacy spelling bee competition introduced by StarSaver. It was sponsored by Old Mutual, Metropolitan, Basa and Saica.

The competition focuses on financial literary terms and concepts, drawn mainly from the Economic and Management Sciences subject.

Spelling forms the basis for language development and is a gateway to reading and writing. The competition is used to foster learners’ interest in financial literacy, while supporting the Department of Basic Educations’ priority for language development.

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