CAMBRIDGE English For Life (CEFL) organises a major event every two years to provide a platform for children to express themselves creatively in English.
This year’s challenge was a postcard story contest, a 100-word short story contest with three themes, which were humour me, scare me, and inspire me. It was hosted on CEFL’s Facebook page recently.
The panel of judges featured CEFL chief executive officer Dr Elsie Chin, author and newspaper columnist Lydia Teh and educator, Mark Wright.
The event was officiated by guest of honour, Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan.
According to Dr Chin, reading hundreds of entries not only made them enjoy what they do but also believe that they can make a difference by educating. She also encouraged the contestants to continue writing and cherish the moment when they were first declared writers because writing does not end with the contest.
“Talent can be polished, skills can be enhanced but the contestants have shown us the passion that comes from within; the passion to be writers and storytellers,” said Dr Chin.
The awards ceremony was held on July 17 at Atria Shopping Gallery and was proudly sponsored by Atria Shopping Gallery, National Geographic Learning, Meeples European Boardgame Café, CHASSasia and Oishi Green Tea.
The grand prize winner from each category walked away with a seven-inch tablet, RM300 cash, a trophy as well as vouchers from Atria Shopping Gallery and Meeples European Boardgame Café.
The second prize winner from each category received RM250 cash, a trophy, along with vouchers from Atria Shopping Gallery and Meeples. Meanwhile, the third prize winner from each category received RM200 cash, a trophy and vouchers from Atria Shopping Gallery and Meeples.
The most popular entry, which received a total of 2,440 votes from CEFL’s Facebook page won a trophy and camera. The best presenter was awarded with a trophy and merchandise from Meeples.
Join the other 10,000 CEFL students by enrolling in CEFL’s English programme at Cambridge English For Life centres throughout the country. Do not miss the opportunity to learn different skills in English in their lively English classes.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.cambridgeforlife.org.
Cambridge English For Life organises many interesting educational events to encourage children to learn English from a young age.