Entries for Mzansi Spelling Bee are now open

2017-03-08 13:05

ENTRIES for the 2017 Mzansi Spelling Bee competition are officially open.

Now in its sixth year, the Mzansi Spelling Bee was formed in 2012 by Miyela, a youth-based non-profit organization (NPO), to enhance and encourage young South Africans to work within their communities to build a culture of reading and spelling.

They are looking for children between the ages of 9 and 17 who are currently in Grades 4 to 11 in public, private or home schools to participate in the event.

The winner of the 2017 Mzansi Spelling Bee will represent South Africa in the 2018 Africa Spelling Bee and walk away with more than R10 000 in gifts and prizes.

Endorsed by the Department of Basic Education, the programme has been developed to speak to children by combining learning and playing.

The programme will be going around to schools countrywide and engage spellers to take part in this year’s challenge.

One Word, a coming of age theatre production on the Spelling Bee and movie screenings in local community halls and schools, will be used to inspire and motivate spellers to take the challenge to be Mzansi’s next speller.

Application forms are available on request and the closing date for entries is May 31, 2017. For more info, contact Mzansi Spelling Bee on 076 250 4524.

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