Paix Bouche Primary Wins Primary School’s Kwéyòl Spelling Bee Competition AGAIN
On Wednesday May 15th, the third annual Primary School’s Kwéyòl Spelling Bee Competition was held at the Arawak House of Culture.
The event organized by the National Cultural Council and the Division of Culture in collaboration with the Komite Pou Etid Kwéyòl (KEK), formed part of the DOMFESTA programme of activities, an event that focuses on creole literacy.
Ms.Sharlene White Christian, representative for Mr. Stevenson Hyacinth, Chief Education Officer, said the creole heritage of Dominica needs to be preserved and one way of doing so is through the primary school competition.
She said, the competition allows for the learning of the kwéyòl language and hopes that it will be preserved, and in the near future be taught at schools as part of the national curriculum.
Ms. Chrisitian concluded by saying, language is the road map of a culture and tells you where its people came from and where they are going.
There was a tie breaker between Paix Bouche and Delices Primary School ultimately Nyrah Remy of the Paix Bouche Primary emerged winner.
Third place went to Erlanda Jean of Mahaut Primary and second place to Anisha Williams of Dallis Primary.
Other participants were: Nicole Vigilante of Castle Bruce Primary, Alensair Matthew of Tete Morne Primary, Delbert Defoe of Seventh Day Adventist Primary, Christian Thomas of Thibaud Primary, Rebecca George of Colihaut Primary, Julia Cyrille of Atkinson Primary and Serena Alexander of Convent Prep.
Paix Bouche won the competition for the third time consecutively.