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Shortlist – Trini Kids Can Write Short Story Contest

IMG_7171Congratulations to the fourteen children  who have been shortlisted for the Trini Kids Can Write, Short Story Contest.

Winners will be announced on Monday 4th July 2016 and not June 30th as previously advertised. We apologize for this delay but it could not be avoided due to overwhelming participation.

The shortlist for the Trini Kids Can Write, Short Story Contest is as follows.

1 Exchange RC School Zane Romain
2 Holy Faith Preparatory – St. Monica’s Emily-Jayn Knox
3 Holy Faith Preparatory – St. Monica’s Ivanna Khan
4 Holy Faith Preparatory – St. Monica’s Isabella Andrews
5 Holy Faith Preparatory – St. Monica’s Ashleigh Spiers
6 Home Schooled Huzayfah Hosein
7 Lucia’s Private School Ariana Marchan
8 ROSEC Primary School Jeremiah Noel
9 Specialist Learning Centre Samara Sookoo
10 St. Andrew’s Private Primary Zachary Martinez
11 St. Andrew’s Private Primary Glovanni Monaco
12 The University School Abigail Pierre
13 The University School Johann Baynes
14 The University School Abigail Smith


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.

To view the pictures please click here




Congratulation to Abigail Pierre from The University School

Congratulations to Abigail Pierre from The University School. She is one of two winners of the Shop Stress contest that was an activity at the #TriniKidsCanWrite contest launch.

Abigail won a Mario’s Family Lime, a Selima and the Merfolk book and a t-shirt.

Things All Trini’s Should Know – Folklore

Corruption by Jason Jarvis. www.jarvisarttt.com

Corruption by Jason Jarvis. http://www.jarvisarttt.com