Students hope to have final word

Nichols Point Primary School students Casper McCarthy, Cohen Sexton and Hanna Zambelli, all 11, participating in the LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 competition. Picture: Louise Donges

Nichols Point Primary School students Casper McCarthy, Cohen Sexton and Hanna Zambelli, all 11, participating in the LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2016 competition. Picture: Louise Donges

WORDSMITHS from Nichols Point Primary School are this week battling the country’s top nine schools as the final round of LiteracyPlanet’s Word Mania gets under way.

After competing in the popular online competition across the past two weeks, the local school was ranked fourth in Australia and progressed to this week’s final.

On Monday, students began their first day of the three-day literacy challenge, which centres on building phonics, spelling, word recognition and vocabulary skills.

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