Ayilara, Ishola, Sowemimo shine at Logophile spelling bee competition
For displaying proficiency in vocabularies and spelling, Zany Ayilara of CK. Kotun Memorial School, Demelade Abiola lshula of Kid’s Court School, and Murewa Sowemimo of Greensprings School, have emerged overall winners of the second edition of Logophile spelling competition.
The pupils recorded the feat after a rigorous contest with over 50 pupils from 11 private schools’ in Lagos State. For the accomplishment, they were presented with trophies, medals and certificates.
Director of Kids Court School and facilitator of the competition, Dr. Bimbola Ogundere, in her remarks, explained the importance of the exercise, urging schools owners to endeavour to enroll and encourage their student’s to participate in spelling competition.
She said the aim of the programme was to foster unity among schools and children through a healthy competition, as it offers the children opportunity to rub mind, read and display their intelligence.
According to her, “Logophile spelling bee is an inter school spelling name among private schools in Nigeria. The competition is where the children comes and prove their mental ability in spelling words across three different grades. Grade one level is for children in primary one and two, grade two is for children in primary three and four, while grade three is for children in primary five and six. This competition will also help the children to form the habit of reading and making proper use of words and vocabularies.”
“My vision for this organisation is to have a system or situation where schools in Nigeria will come together, collaborate and compete as well as the teachers to have mutual understanding within themselves. The benefits for this programme is more in the preparation than on the day the three months the children have preparing for the competition is also an advantage for them learning new words and their meaning.
My plan for this organisation is passion and passion will enable continuity. Our team will also enable my plans to be successful because they are the organisers of this programme from the tips to the bottom.
She further advised school owners to be innovative in their teaching and learning style so as to improve the quality of education in the country. “They should come up with initiatives to bring schools together, allow their children to go out of their school’s comfort zones and get exposed.”
She added that the organisation have strong partners this year like, Pepsi, MTN, Airtel, Etisalat, Microsoft, Kid’s Court School, DHL, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Access Bank, GTB Bank. Others are Purple Money, Event Plus, Mark & Sebbs, Timmies and Little Weaver’s.