RODRIGUES : NATIONAL SPELLING BEE COMPETITION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS ORGANISED BY THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING UNION

Sixty students of Form I, II, III and IV from all five secondary schools in Rodrigues took part in the National Spelling Bee Competition held at Rodrigues College on Thursday 17th June 2010.

This year, the competition which is at its 6th edition was once again sponsored by the Commission for Education, Rodrigues Regional Assembly, the Embassy of the United States of America and the Mauritius Commercial Bank.

The winners for Rodrigues are:

Name of Winner School
Form 1 Sarah Bint Yassin ALBERT Rodrigues College
Form II M.K. Fedora PERRINE Le Chou College
Form III Anne Gaelle F. AUGUSTIN Rodrigues College
Form IV Loyd Krishna THAKOOREE Rodrigues College

The above each received (i) dictionaries and encyclopaedias offered to them by Mr Craig White, Public Affairs Officer of the United States of America, (ii) a cash voucher from Mr Alain Wong So of the Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd, and (iii) a medal and a certificate from the English-Speaking Union, All Rodrigues participants also received a consolation prize offered by the US Embassy and a certificate of participation from the English-Speaking Union.

The National Spelling Bee Competition in Rodrigues is at its 6th year and is now one of the key activities in the Rodrigues schools’ calendar.  Through the National Spelling Bee Competition, the English-Speaking Union aims to help students improve their spelling, increase their vocabulary, learn concepts and develop the use of English to a high standard.