PUPILS at Grassmere Primary School found a quick way to spell a thousand dollars.
Every letter counted recently when the school held a spelling bee fund-raiser for Peter’s Project.
Grassmere Primary School business manager Joanne Saffin said all 86 pupils at the school, from prep to grade 6, sat the big test.
“They took the spelling list home at the end of the last school term to learn them over the holidays,” Ms Saffin said.
Getting a word like ‘‘onomatopoeia’’ right could really pay off.
Each time a student scored a word, parents lived up to their word with a sponsored donation.
“It all depended on how many words the children got right,’’ Ms Saffin said.
This week the youngsters handed over a thousand dollars to the campaign for a south-west integrated cancer care centre.
“The junior school council organised it all,” she said.
Peter’s Project founder Vicki Jellie said it was “great that they’re helping”.
“The kids raised $500 and the school council matched it with another $500,” she said.
“We’ve really got to reward them. It’s great that they’ve done that.”