On the 19 of August I went to Makhanda to participate in the National Book Week Spelling Bee Competition where I was competing against 5 schools for isiXhosa spelling and I won 3rd position out of the 5 kids I was competing against. It was a nice experience and I really hope I will do better next time and put my school on the map.
I am looking forward to the next competition which will be next year.
BY: LINDOKUHLE MATYUMZA (GRADE 9)
On the 19th of August I participated in the National Book week Spelling Bee Competition where I was competing against schools. I won the 1st position in the English spelling Bee and I proceeded to the level which was to compete in the district in Alexandria.
In Alexandria I was competing against 11 other learners in the Sarah Baartman District from other schools on the 21st of August and I won the 2nd position.t
The competition was very tough but I was tougher and next time, I am getting that prize.
BY: LANDISWA NTAMO (GRADE 9)
On the 19th of August 2019 I went to attend a National Book Week in Grahamstown at the Makana Municipality Library. I went there to do an English Book Review on a book called “Nwelezelanga – The Star Child”. It was my first time doing a book review but because we do it all the time in the Reading Club for the kids, I did very well and got 1st position.
Then again on the 21st of August I went to Port Alfred. There were many schools there from the Sundays River, Kouga, Makana and Ndlambe Municipalities. The competition was very tough, but I tried my best and got the third position. We were given prizes and the third prize was a backpack, a pen and a water bottle.
I experienced a lot during the competition and I would encourage others to also try and attend the Book Week every year when it takes place.
BY ASEMAHLE ZONDANI (GRADE11)
On the 21/08/2019 two learners from the intermediate phase Alupheli Dingaan(Grade4) and Ahlumile Madyo(Grade5) attended a Xhosa Spelling Bee of the district in Grahamstwon. There were eighteen schools from Grahamstown and the surrounding areas. Each school was represented by two learners and Alupheli Dingaan managed to get position 4.
We look forward to the next spelling bee and we will be more prepared than we were.
BY MISS SATI