Light House Academy Wins DBS Reading Competition
Anessa Laurent, a student from the Lighthouse Christian Academy won the quarter finals of the DBS Radio, Ministry of Education & Courts sponsored National Reading Competition.
With 277 points, Laurent beat ten other competitors from primary schools across the island.
Louise Aaron of the Pioneer Preparatory School came in second with a total of 269 points, while Philicia Jack of the St. Joseph SDA took third place with 239 points.
Meanwhile, one of the judges and Marketing and Outreach Officer at the University of the West Indies Open Campus, Kimone Joseph, told the participants that although they were very good, there were still some “lingering errors”.
“The children are still not going into the character for the narrative section as well as we would like,” she said. “The narrative could have been much more exciting if the children put themselves into the story that they are actually reading.”
“We have also noticed that there is a rush for some children. They read too quickly and they miss the punctuation marks,” Joseph stated. “So there tend to be run off sentences where you could clearly see that there could have been a full stop. So we need that to improve.”
She also said that some students are reading much too slow and that their pronunciation needs work.
Other contestants who placed included; J’Quan Lecointe of Massacre Primary School, Jasnique Prosper of Jones Beaupiere Primary, Jodi Christmas of the Castle Bruce Primary and Halli Christmas of the Campbell Primary.
Ethan Ellick of the Sinekou Primary, Brentwood Etienne of the Delices Primary, Anaya Prince of the Temple SDA and Hannah Fontaine of the Bagatelle Primary were the other competitors.