The Ministry of Education has announced the results of the 2019 Grade 6 Writing Competition hosted by the Ministry, in collaboration with Hodder Education.

Amara Adams of the Cane End Government School took the top stop with her imaginative piece on how she spent a day as an invisible person. Second was Sylique Frederick of the Brighton Methodist School and Jevon McCoy of the Pamelus Burke Primary School placed third.

The other students who competed in the final leg of the competition were:

Jediah Seymour Dickson Methodist
Dejana Jeffers Layou Government
Lennesha Williams Troumaca Government
Zohanna Ollivierre Paget Farm Government
Roshanna Wyllie Marriaqua Government
Christi Williams Fancy Government
Aroma David Richland Park Government

The students were exposed to several genres of writing and wrote their final pieces on the morning of Wednesday January 24 at the Curriculum Development Unit. An award ceremony was convened after lunch to acknowledge their achievements.  

At the closing ceremony, which took place at the Frenches House, students received certificates of participation, trophies for their schools and other attractive individual prizes compliments Hodder Education. The top three performers also had the chance to read their winning compositions to the audience which comprised other students, teachers, principals, parents and education officers.

Close to 40 primary schools participated in the competition this year and the Ministry of Education continues to encourage the active engagement in literacy enrichment activities at both the school and national levels.

The Grade 6 Writing Competition has been an annual feature on the Ministry’s calendar for almost a decade and Hodder Education has been a significant contributor. Hodder Education is an international publisher of educational resources which support the curriculum in almost every subject area and at every level. The company is renowned for providing textbooks, eTextbooks and digital services to over 140 countries worldwide.

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