As my colleague, Isaac, and I drove into a school in Eastlands, we found hundreds of children outside the gate. It was a Saturday, so people around were wondering why there were so many children from different schools there. We knew, but we decided to ask anyway, for advertising purposes. “Hello children, what are you all waiting for?” asked Isaac. “We are waiting for the Storyhippo Spelling Bee,” chorused the excited children. You may wonder what that is, and what it has to do with bees. The Storyhippo Spelling Bee is a competition that Storymoja developed to get our school children thrilled by words and reading. It is quite clear that one way to learn how to write well, which includes good spelling, is by reading a lot. We all know that competition makes any activity more exciting, so the
A boy about six and a half years old stands on stage.