October 7, 2016
Seven for Courts OECS Reading Competition finals

The stage is set for the finals of the local leg of the 2016 Courts OECS Reading Competition.

Last year’s winning school, the Spring Village Methodist School is poised to once again take the title, after their entrant, Leah Millington, secured a place in the finals, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 14, at the Peace Memorial Hall in Kingstown.{{more}}

Millington is one of seven finalists to be selected from 53 primary schools that competed in eight zones.

The other finalists are Nyema Richardson of the Belair Government School, Kaylee Robertson of the Stubbs Primary, Arianna Chambers of the Mary Hutchinson Primary in Union Island, Jonniel Stowe of the Lodge Village Government School, Kaige Cruickshank of the Kingstown Preparatory School and Azairia Commissiong of the Windsor Primary School.

The competition, organized by the Language Literacy and Communication Department in the Ministry of Education caters for students between the ages of eight and nine years old and the finalists are required to read two spontaneous passages; a narrative and a news item.

At the preliminaries, students read the narrative: ‘The Parable of the Pencil’ and an excerpt from the Searchlight Newspaper: “Grenadines Air Alliance offers alternative service to LIAT.”

All students who participated in the preliminaries were presented with certificates from Courts St Vincent Limited and books from Jujube Bookstore.