THE finals of the 10th staging of Courts’ Annual National Reading Competition was held on October 31st, 2019 at the Golden Palm Conference room. The competition which is done in collaboration with the Ministry of Education started in 2009 and promotes literacy in primary school by developing reading skills.
The Courts National Reading Competition for the past ten years has been focused on building future generations through literacy. The competition judges critical competencies which include fluency, accuracy, enunciation, smoothness and expression as well as the competitor’s confidence and ease of reading.
This year’s finals had eight finalists, one from each school district. The top readers included first place winner, Amiera Serieux from the Gros-Islet Primary School who received $1,500 from Courts, a trophy from Trophy Center and a mobile phone with data service as well as complimentary broadband service from Flow. The second place finisher was Elena Amirah John from Bexon Primary School who received $750 from Courts, a trophy from Trophy Center as well as a smart phone and one-month broadband service from Flow. In third place, Thandi Wilson from Tapion School received $500 from Courts, a trophy from Trophy Center and one-month broadband service from Flow.
All participants were given tablets from Courts and prize baskets from the Lions Club of Castries and Peter and Company Limited. Amira now moves on to represent St Lucia in the OECS finals in February 2020.
The Courts National Reading Competition is one of many Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives from Courts, a brand of the Unicomer Group.