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Two Jamaican students have been commended for their entries in the 2006 Commonwealth Essay Competition.Alleyne Tristan of Campion College and Stephen Antoine Richards of Wolmer’s Preparatory School both received commendation in their categories in this year’s competition, which saw over 6,000 entries from 1,350 schools across the Commonwealth.
The Commonwealth Essay Competition is an international education project open to all young Commonwealth citizens under the age of 18. Every year, more than 5,000 essays pour into the London Office of the Royal Commonwealth Society in time for the Competition deadline of March 1.
The aims of the competition are: to provide a unique opportunity for schools throughout the Commonwealth to take part in a global education project; to raise awareness of the ethical and humanitarian values which lie at the heart of the Commonwealth’s ethos; to highlight important local and global issues and encourage their discussion; and to promote the use of English as a leading world language in a fun and attractive way.
Other objectives are: to enable young people, whatever their social or scholastic background, to compete on equal terms with their peers from around the world; to encourage young people to aspire to high standards of academic scholarship and creative writing; and to stimulate young people into good utilisation of modern information technology and communication skills.
Information on the 2007 competition can be found at www.rcsint.org.