RCI Pine­hill Es­say Com­pe­ti­tion School Party

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

The RCI Pine­hill Es­say Com­pe­ti­tion School Party, an ini­tia­tive de­vel­oped by Ra­dio Caribbean In­ter­na­tional and sup­ported by Pine­hill, has be­come a main­stay on the pri­mary school cal­en­dar of ac­tiv­i­ties in Saint Lu­cia.

This year’s es­say topic was: “If I could give a Christ­mas gift to help the world, what would it be and why?” The com­pe­ti­tion was open to all grade 3 – 6 stu­dents is­land-wide and ran from Novem­ber 3rd to De­cem­ber 3rd, 2014. RCI re­ceived a to­tal of 167 es­says which were judged on orig­i­nal­ity, sto­ry­line and ex­pres­sion; emerg­ing win­ner with the best es­say was Tiah Lash­ley, aged 10 years, of the Saltibus Com­bined School.

The Christ­mas party, the prize to the en­tire school, was held on Thurs­day De­cem­ber 11th. Pine­hill & RCI pre­sented the win­ning stu­dent with a Sam­sung Galaxy tablet; the school re­ceived a com­puter, and ad­di­tion­ally this year, a com­puter desk and printer.

Dur­ing the short prize-giv­ing cer­e­mony, Pine­hill Brand Man­ager Shari Popo stated that chil­dren are at the heart of the Pine­hill brand and that Pine­hill was in­deed proud for the 7th year to be a part of this ini­tia­tive which en­cour­ages and re­wards read­ing, writ­ing and ex­pres­sion in our young stu­dents.

Tiah’s class teacher, Ms. An­gela Mathurin, also noted that through read­ing, chil­dren de­velop the vo­cab­u­lary and widened imag­i­na­tion needed to write great es­says. She de­scribed the win­ner, Tiah Lash­ley, as a book­worm, al­ways read­ing in her spare time. In speak­ing with Tiah she also timidly noted that she loved to read and wanted to en­ter the com­pe­ti­tion to win the tablet.

Pine­hill and RCI con­grat­u­late the win­ner Tiah Lash­ley to­gether with the teach­ers and stu­dents of the Saltibus Com­bined School and thank them for af­ford­ing the op­por­tu­nity to spend a joy­ous and fun-filled day with them all.

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