Wise Choice Children’s Society, based in Lantau, together with Wise Choice Education, held a creative writing competition for budding local authors aged between 8 and 12 in a bid to get more young children reading and writing.
The children were encouraged to be as creative as they wanted, and were given the chance to write 300 words in English about any theme or topic.
Wise Choice Education Director and Chairperson of the Wise Choice Children’s Society, Aileen Valentine, believes reading and writing is very beneficial to young people’s development.
“We feel that reading helps children improve their English skills and writing builds confidence.”
The competition was free to enter, and the winners and their families were invited to a prize-giving ceremony on July 15, where they were given certificates and vouchers to spend at Bookazine.
“We received many entries with fantastic stories and it was hard to decide, however we eventually made our choices.”
The winners were:
1st prize – Jayaniee Saravanakugan aged 11 ($250)
2nd prize – Hannah lee Wraight aged 9 ($100)
3rd prize – Sunwoo Yejin aged 9 ($50)
Congratulations to the winners and all who entered!
Wise Choice Education are based in Tung Chung and offer specialized English language training around Lantau. In conjunction with Wise Choice Children’s Society their mission statement is, ”to take underprivileged kids out on adventures. We want them to have the same chance as all the other kids in Hong Kong have for extra tuition. We want to help these kids, as we believe every child should have the same opportunities.”
Image by Steve Cleghorn, courtesy of Wise Choice EducationTags: education, young writers, competition