Leonora Delville Primary School was named the winner of the 2015 Inter-Primary Spanish Bowl Competition held at the Sir Rupert Briercliffe Hall on May 20.
Ten schools competed in the night’s event namely: Alexandrina Maduro, Leonora Delville, Pelican Gate, Bregado Flax Educational Centre, St. Mary’s, Robinson O’Neal Memorial, Claudia Creque, Jost van Dyke, Francis Lettsome and the Althea Scatliffe Primary Schools.
The students competed in the categories of Spelling, Translation and General Knowledge. Following the final round in the General Knowledge category, four schools were eliminated, leaving six schools to compete in the tiebreaker round, Mathematics.
The students representing St. Mary’s, Claudia Creque, Jost van Dyke, Leonora Denville, Pelican Gate and the Bregado Flax Educational Centre Primary Schools displayed an impressive amount of skill and proficiency in the Spanish language, but in the end Leonora Delville Primary School was declared the winner.
Spanish Bowl coordinator and Education Officer in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Mrs. Ruth Frazer said, “It makes me happy to know that our Territory’s students can so diligently and effectively portray their knowledge of the Spanish language. I would like to commend the parents and teachers of all the participating students, as they have played an integral role in this event.”
St. Mary’s Primary school placed second while third place went to Jost van Dyke Primary School. All schools received awards for participating in the competition.
This is the third year that the Ministry of Education and Culture has given primary school students an opportunity to demonstrate their fluency in and knowledge of the Spanish language as they competed in the spelling, translation and general knowledge categories.