St Brigid’s College students look to continue winning way with words

St Brigid’s College students look to continue winning way with words

LAST year, St Brigid’s College in Lesmurdie was the highest scoring school in the state for Word Mania and students are keen to win again.

More than 200 schools in WA have joined the national competition, which started on August 1.

Students from years 1 to 9 can take part in the challenge and teachers are encouraged to help improve student literacy through digital technologies.

Literacy Planet chief executive Adam McArthur said the competition gave students an online challenge with the chance to win prizes.

“The competition is based on timed and interactive word-building games where students have to create as many words as they can from the 15 letter tiles in three minutes,” he said..

“It’s an exercise in improving literacy skills, including basic language-like phonemes and morphemes, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge.

Literacy Planet was developed by educators as an online literacy education tool for students aged 4 to 15.