Spelling out an opportunity

Students and schools in Bonner can test their spelling skills against the best by taking part in the inaugural Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee.

Federal Member for Bonner Ross Vasta MP said the Spelling Bee was a nationwide competition for students in years three to eight to promote reading and literacy.

“Our Government believes literacy and numeracy skills should be the cornerstone of every student’s education,” Mr Vasta said.

“The Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee is such a great initiative because it will help improve spelling and reading, but overall helps improve learning.

“We need to encourage our young Australians to be avid readers so they become curious, creative and informed citizens.

“I visit schools in my electorate regularly and I see firsthand the benefits of strong literacy skills amongst students.

“I also get to meet many impressive young people as part of my work and I believe the students from Bonner are amongst the best spellers in the country.

“I encourage students and schools to sign up for the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee, have some fun and improve your literacy skills.”

The first Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee gets underway from March 9, 2020.

For more information or to register visit www.kidsnews.com.au