Courts St. Lucia launches Eighth Annual Schools Reading Competition
The Caribbean's leading retailer of the world's best brands in appliances, electronics, furniture and optical products, Courts, has officially launched the company's annual Schools Reading Competition. Now in its eighth year, the competition is an initiative for students between the ages of eight and nine years old. Students who participate in the competition are assessed on their ability to read fluently and accurately.
The public launch of the competition was held in grand style on Friday September 16 at the Camille Henry Memorial School, the school of Miss Arianna Mercier – Courts St. Lucia National Reading Champion 2015.
The Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development has collaborated with Courts for this competition since its inception in 2009 and continues to endorse this venture undertaken by the company.
The Courts Schools Reading Competition gives students the opportunity to compete at the school level and then the district level. The best readers from the eight districts in Saint Lucia will compete at the national final. The Courts National Reading Champion for 2016 will gain $2,000 cash and a brand new laptop plus $,2000 cash for his/her school. 1st runner up will walk away with $750 cash and 2nd runner up will receive $500 cash.
The winner of the Courts Schools Reading Competition will also travel to St. Kitts where he/she will compete against winners from St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica and reigning champs St. Kitts, for a chance at walking away with an additional $5,000 in cash plus $5,000 for his/her school.
The national final of the Courts Schools Reading Competition will be held in October. The company anticipates yet another successful competition and would like to take the time to wish national finalists the best of luck.
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Miss Arianna Mercier walked away as Courts St. Lucia National Reading Champion in 2015.