St Luke’s Achieves Phenomenal Result in National Literacy Competition

Word Mania

It might as well be a calendar event since St Luke’s signs on every year to compete in the Australia-New Zealand-wide Word Mania game.

Hosts, Literacy Planet, designed the internet-based Word Mania competition to help students from Years 1 to 9 develop English literacy skills using the popular game platform. Each round of Word Mania takes only three minutes to play whereby students have to create as many words as possible using randomly generated letters.

More than 3,500 schools registered to compete in this year’s Word Mania competition, which translates to an impressive 200,000 student competitors. Of these, 25 of them were St Luke’s class 6H.

After beating elimination in every round, the St Luke’s team earned a place in the final competition, comprising of the first place winners from all regions nation and New Zealand-wide. The final result saw St Luke’s place 27th overall – an oustanding achievement!

Literacy Planet donated $50 to the Australian Numeracy and Literacy Foundation for every million words that were built during the competition.