They held the audience spell-bound

Wordsmiths

They held the audience spell-bound

The grand finale of the contest began with children in the age group of six to 16 spelling the trickiest of words with relative ease.

The children tackled difficult words with confidence. After four hours of tough competition, Akash Pisharody from Bishop Cotton Boys School, Samyukta Shrivatsa from Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan Learning Leadership Academy and Shreela Prakash from Cambridge Public School bagged the first, second and third places respectively.

"I like reading and have participated in spelling competitions at school. Every time I come across a new word, I try to recollect it”, six-year-old Akash Pisharody said.

Vani Trilok, a teacher said that such spelling competitions not only enhanced reading abilities but also improved the diction and phonetics of children. Vani emphasised that children should be exposed to new learning methods which would enhance their phonetics. 

Spelling abilities

Shankar Narayan, the Chief Executive Officer of Indiaspellbee.com said that the event was promoted to create an interest among the children to improve their spelling abilities.

Junior level winners: First -  Shashwati da Cunha (National Public School), Second - Tanvi Chaturvedi (National Academy for Learning) and Third -  Hima M P  (Sudarshan Vidya Mandir).

Advanced level winners: First - Samvida S Venkatesh (National Public School), Second - Vatsal Jayaswal (Bishop Cotton Boys School) and Third - R Reshma (National Public School).

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