Jamshedpur, May 16: Anish Roy and G S Vishnu, Class IX students of Little Flower School, won Spellinc Contest held at the National Library in Kolkata on May 14. This is the first time in last 17 years since the competition started that a Jamshedpur school has won the national finale.
Quizmaster Barry O’Brien was the anchor of the national finale in Kolkata. The contest was organized by Linc Pens.
The Little Flower School(LFS) team had won Jamshedpur city finale held last April.
In the grand finale the team won the competition with 155 points defeating Bharati Vidya Bhawan, Kerala at 98 points and Cambridge School, Noida at 88. The Spellinc Contest was held in 11 cities from which winning teams represented their cities at the grand finale.
The students have won a rolling trophy, a trophy for the school and for themselves. They have also won a Dell laptop each, gift hampers and certificates.
Expressing happiness with his performance, Anish said that they were quizzed about Latin, French, and Spanish words which are a part of English language.
The team had to participate in six rounds – direct spellings, anagrams, pick the correct word, make the words, word puzzle and challenge rounds where they were given three words to spell.
Nilima Samuel, the vice-principal of Little Flower School said they are proud of the students. They have brought laurels to the schools. Contests like these help them improve grammar and also help in increasing vocabulary.
Teacher Ravinder Kaur, who is the coordinator for spelling activities in school, said that they were confident of their better performance and their victory has made the school fraternity proud.