In a bid to nurture and enhance students’ vocabulary and literacy skills, Rand West City Libraries partnered with Westcol TVET College to organise an engaging spelling bee competition on September 19. The event unfolded at the Westcol campus and served as a platform for students to demonstrate their ability to confidently spell words without relying on references for correct spellings.
A total of 11 enthusiastic students registered and participated in this competition. Rand West City Libraries Programme librarian Thandeka Legae, emphasised the importance of encouraging students to improve their spelling abilities, highlighting the need for such nurturing endeavours.
Thandeka shared her insights on the event’s significance, stating, “We hosted this event to assist students and have them sharpen up where they are lacking in terms of spelling. We are proud to say that the competition was a success.” Keila Vilanculo, representing student support services, echoed these sentiments, affirming that the spelling bee competition holds significant benefits.
Both Thandeka and Keila believe that the competition not only offers students an opportunity to enhance their spelling skills but also aids lecturers in assessing students’ proficiency in spelling. Keila was actively involved in registering students interested in participating in the competition.
The three top-performing students emerged from the competition, showcasing their remarkable spelling abilities. Mbali Majozi secured first place, Lindokuhle Simelane claimed second place, and Tebogo Mokwena secured third place. This spelling bee competition served as a commendable initiative to foster a culture of linguistic excellence and promote literacy among students.
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