For the past 15 years, Scottish Friendly have been sponsoring a Children’s Book Tour in association with the Scottish Book Trust. Together they have brought leading UK and international children’s authors to schools and libraries across the country.
As part of this support for children's literacy, Scottish Friendly have now created the Letterfall UK Championship in the hope that parents and big kids will find the game enjoyable, rewarding and educational.
The competition is open to all UK residents, although you are asked to be partisan and compete for your bit of the UK. Will Wales beat England, are Scotland better than Northern Ireland?
To take part, just select your country of residence, collect the falling letters and create words with them as quickly as possible. Play the game and try for the highest score in your nation's leaderboard. The top player from each country by noon on Monday 3rd November 2014 will win £100!
They will also be eligible to go forward to the grand final in Glasgow on the 28th November 2014 where they will compete in a play-off competition to win £500 - and the coveted Letterfall National Champion trophy!
If you want to compete in this linguistic gymnastics, head over to www.scottishfriendlyletterfall.co.u/ to take part now.
With over 1500 games played across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, a winner has been found! After winning the regional championship for Wales, and then the UK final, 20 year old Nichola Leaver has been named the country’s leading wordsmith after winning the Letterfall Championship 2014, the national online word competition.
Over two months, hundreds of people from all over the country competed in the popular online, Scrabble®-inspired word game, Letterfall. In the UK Final Nichola finished the tournament in the top spot having used words such as ‘quivered’, ‘cuticles’ and ‘flounder’, finishing with an impressive score of 62,414 - more than 13,000 points clear of her nearest rival.
Delighted with her win, Ms Leaver commented:
“I’ve always loved word games but to be honest, I never thought I was going to win. Letterfall is an easy game to play, but when the pressure is on, especially when you are closing in on the top score, it did get a little nerve-racking.”
Well done Nichola!
Post in association with Scottish Friendly