a grand old American tradition, replicated in countries across the world,
leading to lots of fierce competition and creating spelling superstars (yes,
they do exist; and in the States even get to meet the President in the White
House!). Now, the Spelling Bee Championship is coming to Dubai.
to students of all nationalities from all schools in Dubai from grades six to nine,
the ages of 11 to 14, the UAE leg of the Spelling Bee Championship
will focus not only on memorising spellings but also in increasing an understanding
of words, their meaning, history and use.
format has been modified here to include American, British as well as Indian
syllabi. Plus, special allowances will be made for pronunciations and
spellings that differ in US and UK systems.
There are big prizes up
for grabs for the winning students – think laptops, Playstations, phones and cameras!
Plus, the MetLife Alico Gulf Scholarship will award them cash prizes towards a waiver
of annual tuition fees.
The winner doesn’t just
take home the Champions Trophy, they also get a whopping Dhs25,000 cash award!
The first and second runners-up get cash awards of Dhs10,000 and Dhs5,000 each.
If you’ve got kids who’re
aces at spelling the most difficult of words, get them in on the competition. They
just might be Dubai’s first Spelling Bee Champion!
INFO: The Spelling Bee
Championship. Preliminary rounds run December 2011 to January 2012. Semi Finals
on 3 and 4 February, 2012 and Grand Finale on 11 February, 2012. For more information, call 050 501 7735/ 050 5017734 or email firstname.lastname@example.org