Word Warriors sharpen skills

2019-07-09 06:00
Griffin Robb, Word Warrior Competition winner 2018.

Griffin Robb, Word Warrior Competition winner 2018.

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Read Educational Trust’s annual Word Warrior Competition has always drawn attention to the creative young wordsmiths in South Africa, and last year’s competition proved no different.

The 2018 Word Warrior Competition required all entrants (aged nine to 16) to craft a story around Detective WW Inkomba (which means “clue” in Zulu and Xhosa). Imaginations were encouraged to run wild in terms of who or what this detective was.

The first prize in 2018 was awarded to the young Griffin Robb of Kommetjie Primary School.

Robb’s story was titled, Jungle Trouble.

Robb’s story focused on WW Inkomba, the “racooniest of all racoons”, who saved the day when the Bear Squad tried to rob the jungle “Bank-tree”, filled with fruit. Chaos ensued but Detective Inkomba saved the day and was awarded a “fruity reward”!

Robb was pleased to receive his R1000 cash prize, while his teacher, Jane Teixeira, was ecstatic about the books worth R5000 was awarded to Kommetjie Primary School.

“This is one of many vehicles we use, to harness that very weapon our patron the late Nelson Mandela was passionate about: education,” Lizelle Langford, public relations and fundraising manager at Read Educational Trust, explains.

“Together we can sharpen the literary skills of South Africa’s future leaders. A noble cause and one that is worthy of support every step of the way!” says Langford.

V For more information about the 2019 Read Word Warrior Competition call 087 237 7781 or visit www.read.org.za. Join the conversations on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/READEduTrust; Twitter: www.twitter.com/READEduTrust or Instagram: www.instagram.com/read_educational_trust.


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