Junior Year Girls from The Glennie School placed first in the region and fourth in Australia for the LiteracyPlanet Word Mania 2017. World Mania is a free online competition that challenges students to build as many words as they can in three minutes.

To achieve their win, the girls explored how to improve their scores by expanding the length of base words by adding prefixes and suffixes.

They also built words based on vowel patterns and creating plurals.

Year Two and Year Three students are also celebrating a fantastic win, placing nationally in the top 30.

The students participated in the competition during and after school.

“Word Mania has been a very positive experience for our girls. Word Mania allowed our cohort to work together as a team. It has been wonderful for them to share this success together. We are very proud of their efforts and team approach” said Mrs Jaye Griffiths, Junior Years Glennie Teacher.

Other readers enjoyed our story on the Queensland and Engineering Super Challenge here.