Check out our first Providencia Spelling Bee!
For the first time, the Providencia Spelling Bee took place on October 25th, 2016. Both, ESU Chile and Colegio Providencia organized the 2016 Providencia Spelling Bee. This competition took place in the Auditorio Alfonso Letelier Llona of the Fundación Cultural de Providencia. 40 students from the following 5 municipal schools participated in the competition: Colegio El Vergel, Liceo 7 de Niñas de Providencia, Colegio Juan Pablo Duarte, Liceo Arturo Alessandri Palma and Colegio Providencia.
During the competition the participants spelled several words, at random, in English before a native speaking jury. The level of commitment and motivation of the participants was noticeable, who surprised with their good level of English.
The competition is divided in 4 categories according to the age of the participants. The following became the winners of the competition:
1st and 2nd grade Category Magdalena Liberona
3rd and 4th grade Category Sofía Negrete
5th and 6th grade Category Bruno Pizarro
7th and 8th grade Category Isidora Marinovic
There was also a cup for the school who won the overall competition, which in this opportunity was Colegio Providencia.
Thanks to the collaboration of Books and Bits and Banco de Chile, the participantes enjoyed a delicious breakfast and healthy snacks, as well as other gifts and prizes.
María Victoria Martabit, Gerente de Asuntos Corporativos del Banco de Chile participate in the event delivering the awards to the winners.
The 2016 Providencia Spelling Bee is the first competition of its kind in the area and its main objective is to encourage the communication in English among municipal schools.