STIRLING Primary School hosted and went on to win a Grade 1 to 7 SACEE (South African Council of English Educators) Spelling Bee on Wednesday last week.
The school competed against fourteen primary schools at this,
the fourth SACEE inter-schools competition. The event was organised by Stirling Primary teacher and SACEE committee member, Amy Smith. “All the committee members are volunteers. They all do it for the love of English and the kids. Their dedication is wonderful,” said fellow Stirling Primary teacher, Liesel Kruger.
Primary schools from in and around East London were invited to participate with each team made up of top learners from Grades 4 through to 7.
Participants had to endure three intense rounds to make it to the finals. The rounds included individual written tests, finding errors in words and an American Style Spelling Bee round.
Stirling Primary managed to bag first place by a close four points and initially second place was shared by four schools, namely, Clarendon, Beaconhurst, Selborne and Gonubie Primary.
The competition was forced into sudden death rounds where Selborne managed to come second and Beaconhurst third.