The Bananagrams Challenge returns to schools

Published on: 6th September 2016

Registration is now open for the 2017 primary school tournament.

bananagrams480Hot off the back of the game’s 10th anniversary and building on the success of the first two Bananagrams Challenges, registrations are now open for the 2017 primary schools tournament based on the anagram game.

The free-to-enter Challenge is open to children aged 7-11 years old. Through a simple process of elimination, each school aims to finds its champion, who then competes with other children from around the UK in a number of online games, all of which are built around Key Stage 2 spelling lists.

The battle of words is set to culminate with 12 children earning a place at the Live Grand Final in London, in April 2017. At the close of a fun, fast-paced day of heats, one individual will be crowned Top Banana 2017 and land their school a £1,000 cash prize.

Rena Nathanson, CEO of Bananagrams, commentsed: “With over 25,000 children from 750 schools from around UK entering our 2016 Bananagrams Challenge, we’ve been overwhelmed by the level of interest in the game, the Challenge and most importantly words. Now in our third year, I believe we’ve got the perfect formula for getting the game into the hands of thousands of children and their teachers, encouraging fun with words and engaging new fans year on year. We also launched The Bananagrams Challenge in the US in 2016, which was met with resounding success, attracting more than 10,000 pupils from across New England. Expanding the challenge internationally is also part of our growth plan.”


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