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Big Spell grand final open to public for first time

Published on Apr 11, 2014 10:03 PM
(From left) Cheah Kai Sheng, 12, and Jerome Ng,10, both from Henry Park Primary School, and Ray Lim, 10, from Nanyang Primary School, were crowned 2nd runner-up, champion and 1st runner-up respectively at the RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship zonal round on April 5. They were participants from the west zone which was held at the Ministry Of Education Edutorium. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SERENE LUO

Readers of The Straits Times can see Singapore's top pupil spellers in action, battling for the top spot in the third RHB-The Straits Times National Spelling Championship on April 26, at ITE College Central. 

They will be kept at the edge of their seats as pupils overcome their nerves to spell orally words that are read out to them by thespian and theatre lecturer Nora Samosir, who specialises in linguistics. Utter one wrong letter and they will be eliminated.

The champion will win $5,000 and the challenge trophy for his school. The champions of the 2012 and 2013 editions were both from Anglo-Chinese School (Primary). 

Madam Halimah Yacob, Speaker of Parliament, will be the guest of honour. 

Go to The Big Spell microsite ( to register for your seats.

Deadline for registration: Sunday, April 20.