Courts St. Lu­cia Hon­oured for Out­stand­ing Con­tri­bu­tion to the Education Sec­tor

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Lo­cal fur­ni­ture and elec­tri­cal su­per­store Courts has been sin­gled out as an out­stand­ing con­trib­u­tor to the education sec­tor. This pro­nounce­ment was made at the of­fi­cial an­nual Na­tional Awards cer­e­mony hosted by the Min­istry of Education, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour, held on Tues­day Jan­uary 19th 2016.

Courts St. Lu­cia is known to take its role as mar­ket leader very se­ri­ously through the many cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity ven­tures un­der­taken by the com­pany over the years. One such ini­tia­tive is the an­nual and pop­u­lar “Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion” held at the pri­mary school level for stu­dents be­tween the ages of eight and nine years old across the OECS. The com­pe­ti­tion, which is in its eighth year, is or­ga­nized by Courts in con­junc­tion with the Min­istry of Education, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour. The Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion, which en­cour­ages read­ing among the youth, as­sesses flu­ency, ac­cu­racy, enun­ci­a­tion, pro­nun­ci­a­tion, smooth­ness, con­fi­dence and ex­pres­sion of the par­tic­i­pants.

The Na­tional Awards cer­e­mony, held un­der the theme “Cel­e­brat­ing Ex­cel­lence: Trans­form­ing Lives”, saw in at­ten­dance dig­ni­taries in­clud­ing Her Ex­cel­lency Dame Pear­lette Louisy, Gov­er­nor Gen­eral of Saint Lu­cia; The Honourable Min­is­ter for Education, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour, Dr Robert Lewis and the Honourable Min­is­ter for Health, Well­ness, Hu­man Ser­vices and Gen­der Re­la­tions, Alv­ina Reynolds.

The man­age­ment and staff of Courts St. Lu­cia would like to ex­press sin­cere grat­i­tude to the Honourable Min­is­ter for Education, Hu­man Re­source De­vel­op­ment and Labour for this dis­tin­guished award. The com­pany would also like to thank the prin­ci­pals and teach­ers at the pri­mary school level across the is­land. A spe­cial thank you goes to the Cur­ricu­lum Spe­cial­ist for English Lan­guage, Mrs An­gella Mari­atte, and to the Chief Education Of­fi­cer in the Min­istry, Mr Mar­cus Ed­ward, for their un­wa­ver­ing sup­port through­out the years. The suc­cess of the Courts Schools Read­ing Com­pe­ti­tion is a di­rect re­sult of the de­ter­mi­na­tion and willpower of the stu­dents par­tic­i­pat­ing; with­out them, this com­pe­ti­tion would not have been pos­si­ble.

Min­istry of Education cel­e­brates Courts' con­tri­bu­tion to read­ing and education.

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