The search for Singapore's top pupil in spelling to begin on Saturday
Catch the kick-off of The Big Spell at Westgate Mall in Jurong on Saturday, from 11.30am to 1pm.
This is the first time this event is open to the public and the launch of the RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship promises those who dare a taste of the intensity of the game, right on stage.
Pupils from Yangzheng Primary and Yu Neng Primary will also go head to head in a spell-off to mark the start of the spelling season. Held in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE), the three-month competition is expected to have more than 1,000 primary schoolers vie for its top prize of $5,000 and a challenge trophy for his school.
Last year's champ, Ashvin Sivakumar from Anglo-Chinese School (Primary), memorably trumped the competition by acing the word "pulchritudinous".