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PISJ-ES students participate in spelling bee competition

Winners of the spelling bee competition held at the PISJ-ES.
PISJ-ES (Pakistan International School Jeddah — English Section) recently organized a spelling bee competition for students of classes 1 to 8.
The school authorities said the contest aimed at enhancing the students’ communication skills and learning the appropriate usage of words.
The program commenced with a recitation of the holy Qur’an, followed by the national anthem of Pakistan.
Principal Adnan Nasir said: “Such competitions are important, not because they provide a platform to the best spellers but because they give exposure to our students to explore the new avenues of the ‘world of words’ in their academic and future professional lives.”
He added: “Therefore, the objective of such competitions is not just to expect our students to spell the words correctly and win the competition but to help them learn discipline and how to tackle pressure and take decisions ... in all their future endeavours. By learning words, they develop their skills to communicate effectively, which is required in every aspect of life.” He urged the students to understand the power of words, which has the ability to “inspire and shatter” at the same time.
Ahmed Waseem, Yasir Ahmed and Fatima Masood from grade 1 acquired first, second and third positions, respectively. Rawdah Khalid, Abdullah Khan and Ahmed Akhtar acquired the first, second and third positions in grade 2, respectively.
Huda Waqas (first), Ibrahim Ahmed (second) and and Rubab Tahir (third) from grade 3 bagged the top three positions while from grade 4, Muhammad Arsalan (first), Shaher bano (second) and Fatima Ibrahim (third) were declared the winners. The spelling champs from grade 5 were Muhammad Khalid Iqbal (first), Manal Fatima (second) and Maryam Farrukh (third).
From grade 6, Rayan Saqib, Abdullah Waseem and Abdul Aleem were declared winners for the first, second and third positions, respectively. From grade 7, Muhammad Rafey won the first position, Momina Adnan stood second while the third position was acquired by Muhammad Hunain. From grade 8, Syed Qaisar Khurram stood first, second place was taken by Maria Zahid, while Dua Tahir achieved the third position.
The program concluded with the distribution of trophies and certificates to the winners.

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