Pupils Team for World Cleaning Day
Every year, Salariin Kampuchea organizes a Spelling Bee Competition in order to improve children’s learning of their English language skills. Please read more how the Spelling Bee competition conducted and how students benefit from the competition as well as what we have done, involved and engaged in social and environmental activities with our students in the last three months.
How English Spelling Bee Competition Run?
Firstly, students are divided into two groups of Spelling Bee students, group beginning learners called Honey Bee, and group Intermediate learners called Busy Bee. For Honey Bee group has got word list with 700 English words and Busy Bee group has got word list with 1200 English words. Both teams have a period of one month and half to learn how to spell the words provided before they start to practice the spelling words.
Secondly, both groups start to practice in their classes conducted by their class teachers. They practice from list 1 till list 12 (1 list consists 100 English words.
Thirdly, all students who join the Spelling Bee competition for both groups are eliminated from their classes. Each class needs only 3 winners in order to join the final competition.
Final Spelling Bee Competition
Each class selected 3 winners either Honey Bee group or Busy Bee group. In the final day, there are 3 committees, reader, timer and listener committee. There are 21 students from Honey Bee and there are 12 students from Busy Bee. For each group, Honey Bee and Busy Bee students are eliminated to find out 3 winners (first, second and third place) mean 3 winners for Honey Bee and 3 winners for Busy Bee.
Spellers for each group come to the committees and spell the word from reader committee. We do this round and round till we get 3 winners.
Finally, we announce the 3 champion spellers, number 1, number 2 and number 3 from both groups. To congratulate to the champion spellers, we award them with study maters, books, pens, pencils, and dictionary and appreciation certificates. Below are the messages from two champion spellers.
One student, Ratanak, the first place champion speller from Busy Bee (1200 English words) expresses his feeling and opinion about participation in the Spelling Bee competition. “My name is Ratanak. Since I study with Salariin Kampuchea, I am really happy that the school celebrated this competition. It improves my English language. In the name of a student who gets successful, the first place of champion speller for 1200 English words, I am very excited and proud of myself because it is the first time for me. I would recommend and share to my friends about why I become the first place. There are many reasons why I get it because I invest more time to study at home besides studying at school. I also read more about wordlist and try to remember how to spell them. Another reason, I am encouraged by my friends. They make me become stronger and working hard. Both things can push me successfully.
One student, Vern, the second place champion speller from Honey Bee (700 English words) expresses his feeling and opinion about participation in the Spelling Bee completion. “My name is Vern. Since I study at Salariin Kampuchea, I feel happy that I have many friends and teachers who teach me and make this Spelling Bee competition. It selected the students who have ability to spell the English words. I really try my best to spell and remember how to spell the words that teachers teach in order to jump to the final selection. I read words and spell words again and again either at home and at school. I also ask my sister to read words for me to spell before the final competition as well as I learn how to spell them by myself, too. These are reasons that make me to be the second champion spellers for 700 English words. Finally, thank you for Salariin Kampuchea.
Participation World Cleaning Day
At our school, we do not only teach language and IT skills but also we encourage and motivate children to participate in social and environmental volunteering activities. We engage them in society for awareness, social changes and responsibilities of citizen.
On September 15, 2018, our students, parents, staff and teachers participated in the world cleaning day in Siem Reap city. They walked to pick up rubbish along the streets in Siem Reap center with other organizations and government departments. Our students and teachers really enjoyed the cleaning up day.
One student, Sreykay expresses her feeling about participation in the world cleaning day“My name is Sreykay. I am 17 years. I study English at Salariin Kampuchea. I am very happy that I participated in this world cleaning day. In the day I join the cleaning, I walked along the streets in Siem Reap city to collect all rubbishes where are not in the rubbish bins. What we have done in the cleaning day, Salariin Kampuchea cooperates with Phare organization to offer and encourage students to see the circus. I am happy to see the circus. Finally, I would like to recommend to young people to participate in the world cleaning day together next time”.
In the next three months, we will arrange a reading club, conduct plastic workshop and celebrate Pchum Ben (ancestor ceremony) and certificate delivery party.
We would like to thanks everyone who supported us through GlobalGiving with your hard earning money. Width your help we hope to continue and build upon the success of our non-formal education program.
We wish you happy New Year, every success, happiness and enjoy it with your family and friends!
The Salariin Kampuchea Team
Cleaning activities in Siem Reap city
Our team gather in world cleaning day
Awards for Honey Bee Champion Spellers
Awards for Busy Bee Champion
Students gathering in Final Spelling Competition