Scrabble is a word game in which two to four players score points by placing tiles, each bearing a single letter, onto a game board which is divided into a 15×15 grid of squares. The tiles must form words which, in crossword fashion, flow left to right in rows or downwards in columns. The words must be defined in a standard dictionary, or present in specified reference works.
Even though scrabble was played among the students in class level a scrabble club was formed in the year 2007. The first inter house scrabble tournament was also held that year for the middle school students. Over the years the scrabble club has participated in inter school competitions and friendly matches making their Alma mater proud.
Scrabble for kindergarten students of Trinity College started as a simple after school activity in 2011. Since then it is a popular after school activity for students who don’t participate in sports.
Educators say playing scrabble improves language and social skills. It links literacy and numeracy through the game.
This year the club have drawn 32 members from grade 2 classes. It is a platform for a variety of students, even those who are not strong spellers.
Word puzzles and other word games introduced during the first term to build their vocabulary and concentration. Gradually they start using the scrabble tiles to make words during the second term. Third term they will be confident in using the scrabble board to play.
Those who do well in the club take part in the Annual Spell Master Competing of the kindergarten which is held at the later part of the year.
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