The Caribbean’s leading retailer of the world’s best brands in Appliances, Electronics, Furniture and Optical products Courts has officially launched the company annual Schools Reading competition. Being in its eighth year, The Courts Schools Reading competition is an initiative launched by the company for students between the ages of eight and nine years old, at the primary school level.
The public launch of the competition was held in grand style on Friday September 16th at the Camille Henry Memorial School; School of Miss Arianna Mercier – Courts St. Lucia National Reading Champion 2015. Students who participate in the competition are assessed on their ability to ready assessing fluently and accurately. 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 first the school and district level. The best readers from the eight districts in St. Lucia will eventually compete at the National final which is organized by Courts. The Courts National Reading Champion for 2016 will gain $2000 cash plus $2000 cash for his/her school and a brand new laptop. 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 $5000 in cash plus $5000 for his/her school.
The National final of the Courts Schools Reading competition is scheduled to be held in October. The company anticipates yet another successful competition and would like to take the time to wish our National finalists the best of luck.