En­cour­ag­ing chil­dren to dab­ble in cre­ative writ­ing

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Bright Kids -

EV­ERY two years, Cam­bridge English For Life (CEFL) hosts a con­test that al­lows kids to ex­er­cise their English skills in a fun and com­pet­i­tive way. This year, it is the Post­card Story Con­test.

The num­ber of en­tries sub­mit­ted shows how gen­uinely kids were en­cour­aged to join the con­test.

Com­ment­ing about her two daugh­ters, one mother says, “They en­joyed writ­ing so much that I had to tell them to stop as they were sub­mit­ting too many en­tries.”

The ex­cite­ment con­tin­ues as the con­tes­tants await the an­nounce­ment of the win­ners.

The chal­lenge was to write a story in 100 words or less with the theme Hu­mour Me, Scare Me, or In­spire Me. Hun­dreds of kids en­tered the con­test via Face­book with their en­ter­tain­ing, fright­en­ing and heart-warm­ing orig­i­nal sto­ries.

Among the pile of en­tries was an over­whelm­ing num­ber of creepy, gory and haunt­ing sto­ries that most of­ten ended in “...and then I woke up!”

There were many in­spir­ing sto­ries that en­cour­aged read­ers to reach for their dreams, never give up and ap­pre­ci­ate the ones whom they love. There were also sev­eral de­light­fully funny sto­ries that had the judges chuck­ling.

A panel of aca­demic judges has se­lected 15 fi­nal­ists based on the con­tent. Ad­di­tion­ally, the Most Pop­u­lar Award will be given to a par­tic­i­pant based on the thou­sands of votes re­ceived on Face­book.

All fi­nal­ists will present their sto­ries on stage at Atria Shop­ping Gallery from 11am to 3pm on July 9. The win­ners will be an­nounced for each age cat­e­gory. Plus, free gifts are avail­able for ev­ery­one who at­tends.

Come and join the fun. All

Date Time Venue

Cam­bridge English For Life's Post­card Story Con­test en­cour­ages chil­dren to ex­er­cise cre­ativ­ity in writ­ing.

: July 9

: 11am to 3pm : Atria Shop­ping Gallery – ground floor, Cen­tre Court

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