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20 Schools For National Schools Calypso Competition

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Twenty (20) schools across Saint Lucia will compete in this year’s National Schools Calypso Competition scheduled for Friday, June 7, 2024, at the SAAB, Vigie, Castries.

The Competition will be divided into two segments: infant/primary schools and secondary schools. The participating Schools are as follows.

  Secondary Schools Primary Schools
1 Bocage Anglican Infant
2 Castries Comprehensive Augier Combined
3 Ciceron Ave Maria
4 Corinth Carmen Rene Memorial
5 Micoud Ciceron RC Combined
6 Patricia D James Les Etangs RC Combined
7 Saint Lucia Sports Academy Mongouge Combined
8 Sir Ira Simmons Morne Du Don
9 St. Josephs Convent RC Boys
10 Vieux Fort Comprehensive Vieux Fort Infant

Thirty-six (36) schools auditioned in front of a panel of judges to be a part of this year’s competition. Qualifying Calypsonians will undertake a series of training sessions to prepare them for competition.

The reigning National Schools Calypso champions are Darnel from Reunion Primary and Yandi J from Sir Ira Simmons Secondary.

Tickets for this year’s competition cost EC$10 per student and EC$20 per adult and can be purchased from participating Schools, The Cell outlets islandwide, or Steve’s Barbershop in Castries.

To stay informed on updates on the National Schools Calypso Competition such as venue and ticket information, and information on other national carnival events, go to www.carnivalsaintlucia.com or follow @JRCarnivalSaintLucia on Facebook, and Instagram.

SOURCE: Carnival Planning and Management Committee

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3 COMMENTS

  1. VERY SAD, so this is what early education has come to in St. Lucia? not an in depth study in proper English, studies in French and Spanish languages; but in calypso? Lord have mercy.

  2. To #Fox

    Ignorant fools like you would prefer that we speak and act like foreigners instead of embracing our own culture. Schools engaging in calypso competitions is nothing new. If anything, it helps the students who may have latent talents in music and songwriting. If they don’t nurture these hidden talents from a young age, their interest in these fields would most likely fizzle out as they get older.

    And let me guess, you’re also one of those bourgeois who are against the teaching of creole in schools. Speak for yourself. There’s nothing wrong with learning French and Spanish in school, but there are plenty of Saint Lucians, like myself, who wish that creole was taught in school. I speak it just fine, and contrary to popular belief in your upper class circle, it never prevented me from speaking and writing proper English. I got a one (distinction) in English by the way.

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