Trini Kids Can Write Contest Launch

On Thursday May 19th 2016, I began one of my milestone projects. Together with Mario’s Pizzeria and Paradise Pulse, I launched my first children’s short story contest. The event is a joint initiative to encourage literacy and creative expression through the written word.

Fifty children between the ages of 9-12 attended the launch at Mario’s Pizzeria, St. Augustine. As you will see from the photos, the children were very active and to my pleasure, even the teachers and Mario’s staff participated in the activities. We had several fun games and prizes and a mini contest for the children in attendance.

The winners of the mini contest were Abigail Pierre, a student of the University School and Jervon Lashley of ROSEC Private School. Both students were surprised at their schools last Wednesday with:

  1. A voucher for a Mario’s Family Lime
  2. A Selima and the Merfolk book
  3. A Selima and the Merfolk t-shirt
Nichelle Grey-Smith, Abigail Pierre, Mr. Mario's and Vanessa Salazar

Nichelle Grey-Smith, Abigail Pierre, Mr. Mario’s and Vanessa Salazar

Mr. Mario's, Jervon Lashley and Nichelle Grey-Smith

Mr. Mario’s, Jervon Lashley and Nichelle Grey -Smith

At the end of the program students and teachers were served a variety of Mario’s pizzas and drinks, and four students were delighted to learn that Movie Towne passes were hidden under their seats.

Several students have already submitted their entries and a lot more are expected. Please be reminded that the submission deadline has been extended to June 17th 2016 and all information about the contest can be found on the contest page of this website. I advise that you subscribe to get real-time updates on the contest and other events to come.

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