Our spelling bees take on Oz!

Bliss, Jacques and Heili prepare for the biggest online spelling competition. 195654_02. Picture: STEWART CHAMBERS

Berwick Primary School is joining thousands of schools around Australia to compete in a fun, free online spelling competition.

Created by LiteracyPlanet, an award-winning online English literacy education program, the Word Mania challenges students to build as many words as they can in three minutes, from 15 randomly generated letter tiles.

Last year Berwick Primary School came in first place for Year 6, and they’re set to defend their title against some of the best spellers in the country.

Students have until 9 August to sharpen their skills as part of the practice round, before the official Competition Rounds from 12-23 August.

The top-performing schools will face off in the final round for the glory of being crowned Word Mania champions and a share in $350,000 in prizes.


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