Word warriors sought

2019-08-20 06:00
 A learner from Gyiani Primary School puts pencil to paper.PHOTO:

A learner from Gyiani Primary School puts pencil to paper.PHOTO:

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Learners can let their imaginations run wild on paper in this year’s Word Warrior Competition.

The literary character, Detective WW Inkomba (which means ‘clue’ in Zulu and Xhosa) was introduced in last year’s competition. Entrants were encouraged to write a short story around this colourful individual. This year, learners are asked to create a scenario in which the detective writes a letter to the main suspect or witness in a mystery of their own making; a well-written letter posting pertinent questions to the individual.

An initiative of the READ Educational Trust, the annual competition aims to encourage self-thought and creativity in learners.

Teachers and parents are urged to encourage learners (aged nine to 16) to enter. The winning entrant will receive a cash prize of R1 000, and their school will be awarded books to the value of R5 000. Email entries to info@read.co.za or post it to PO Box 30994, Braamfontein, 2017, on or before 31 October.

V For more information on the 2019 READ Word Warrior Competition, contact READ Educational Trust on 087 237 7781 or visit www.read.org.za.


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