Friday, November 12, 2004

The Phelps Twins and charity
The Phelps twins are trying to encourage thinking and grammar in students in the UK.
Yup! That's right, the ever mischievious Weasley twins, and they've promised a prize to the school that responds most!
Here's what they had to say:

We are James and Oliver Phelps, better known as the actors who play the Weasley Twins in the Harry Potter films.This may seem a strange request coming from us (like the characters we play, we have never been known for our studious behaviour!), but we are urging all pupils in the UK to banish mischievous thoughts from their heads and bury their noses in books. Why you ask? Well, Spellathon is the answer and Mencap, the UK's leading learning disability charity, is the cause.Spellathon is a sponsored spelling test for primary school pupils using Oxford University Press approved lists.Pupils are sponsored for every word they spell correctly and the schools can keep 25 per cent of the money raised.Spelling is not every student's favourite subject and we are sure many would prefer to be playing games, but just think of all the fun that can be had with learning words like cauldron, magician and potions.February and March are Spellathon months, but you can take part at any time throughout the year. Organising your spelling contest is easy and we promise you that everyone will come out a winner. And, what's more, we promise to pay a personal visit to the school that raises the most money.
Oliver Phelps and James Phelps, Mencap

For your free Spellathon pack, call 0845 977 7779 or e-mail HERE.
The packs contain sponsor forms, spelling lists for all ages and key stages, plus posters to help advertise your efforts and lots more.

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