Bananagrams Challenge finalists announced

Published on: 16th March 2015

The primary school finalists have been revealed ahead of the Live Grand Final of the first ever Bananagrams Challenge.

bananagrams-wordpressSeven girls and five boys are heading to London’s Magic Circle after beating 15,000 UK school children invited to ‘Go Wild With Words’.

The 12 children will compete in the live Grand Final this Saturday (21st March), where one will be crowned Top Banana and win £500 for their school.

Rena Nathanson, Bananagrams’ CEO, said: “The challenge is the result of years of hard work and is something my father and I talked about when we first invented the game back in 2006. Part of the reason Bananagrams was born was out of a desire to help kids play with words, which ultimately enhances their appreciation of language and their grasp of spelling and literacy. But more than that, the game is about having fun and there’s going to be a lot of that at the Grand Final.”

The finalists are Olivia Howarth, Timothy Lee, Ellie Wooldridge, Louis Webber, Molly Gray, Safwaan Ramzan, Elizabeth Sparling, Pranav Kesavan, Sophie Wilkinson, Harshil Gadikoppula, Amy Oldfield and Jesse Sachet-Dufraisse. The final will be hosted by Deej Johnson, author of the Collins Little Book of Bananagrams.

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