Young writers collect prizes
Only six primary schools and one secondary participated in the second Literary Challenge 2013 Story Writing Competition, and Ministry of Education officials are calling for better participation.
Deputy Chief Education Officer David Clement said he would like to see schools place more emphasis on the programme even though it was an extracurricular activity.
He was speaking at the awards ceremony held at the ministry.
“Activities such as these are conceptualised . . . with the view of assisting schools in the process of delivering the curriculum to the students. While we are grateful and happy for the participation for the schools which responded positively, we eagerly look forward to the time when the response is better than it is at present.”
A total of 70 students submitted entries, which saw Shania Williams of St Alban’s Primary emerging the winner in the Upper Juniors category while Kiara Grazette of St Catherine’s Primary won in the Lower Juniors.
Special prizes were also awarded to Rhea Clarke of St Catherine’s, who was second in the Lower Juniors, while Bethany Sewitt of Belmont Primary was runner-up in the Upper Juniors.
Princess Margaret School was the only secondary school submitting entries, being represented by Maxamillion Hurdle and Saqen Sealy.