It was a great privilege to get an opportunity to participate in high school scrabble competition. A group of fifteen students departed from the academy on Saturday 26 March 2020 for Kirinyaga County for the completion. Scrabble is a board game where two to four players compete in forming words with letters tiles on a square board. The words spelt out by letters on the tiles interlock like words in a crossword puzzle. Players draw seven tiles from a pool at the start and replenish their supply after each turn. There are a hundred letter tiles each imprinted with a point value for different letters, approximately corresponding to the frequency of occurrence of the letter in English words. Words are scored by adding up the point values of their letter. At the end of the game when one player has no tiles, or the board is deadlocked, the player who has scored the highest number of points is the winner.
Playing scrabble helps to foster communication, competitiveness and confidence and with relations, Scrabble provides a way for students and teachers to expand their repertoire.
It also a fun way for students to learn new and complex words for their English language classes. It was a pleasant experience for all members of scrabble club as we leant new words, socialization and communication skills.