The Let’s Read Library of Dar Al Atta'a Association has concluded the activities of its 15th Children’s Writing Competition. The winners of the competition were honoured on 5th June at the premises of the library at Avenues Mall.
The participants were asked to write a story involving events that occurred in Oman, or were required to re-write a traditional story. The winners comprised three age groups and across two languages (English and Arabic). Eleven winners have been honoured during the celebration. Jane Jaffer, the founder of the Let’s Read Initiative, said: “we are delighted to receive several writings during this year, in both Arabic and English. All writings submitted have been read by three members of the competition’s committee at least.”
She also expressed her thanks and appreciation for the competition’s committee for devoting their time and efforts for the competition.
Dr. Wafa Al Shamsi, member of the Competition’s Committee concerned with the Arabic language writings said, “the writings of the participants submitted to the committee were of a varied depth, and the majority of participants in the competition were between eight and 11 years of age. The remarkable numbers of participants from this age group is due to the nature of children, which is characterised by love of competition and participation.
Elizabeth Al Sarhani, one of the members of the committee concerned with the English language participation, said that the competition has seen the participation of a number of talents whose skills are yet to be explored and unveiled.
Reem Riyadh Al Siyabi, from Safiya bint Al Khatab School for Basic Education, who won the first place in the age group for children from eight to eleven in the Arabic language competition said, “the Let’s Read Library has encouraged me to participate in the 15th Children’s Writing Competition. The competition has been challenging and all of us have been encouraged to take part in future competitions.
A’alia bint Said Al Sulaimani, from Safiya bint Al Khatab School for Basic Education won the second place in this category. Asma Talal Al Alawi won the first place in the 12 to 15 years age group, followed by Noof bint Adel Al Hadhrami.
In the English writing competition for children from eight to 11 years, first place went to Gina Eberlin from the Royal Flight School followed by Adam Hakim from the same school. First place in the 12 to 15 age group went to Faisal bin Talal Al Busaidi from Modern Generation Private School followed by Dolara Koryobu from Sri Lankan School.
In the 16 to 18 years old category, first place went to Sabih Ridha from Muscat International School, followed by Aram Al Khalifi from the same school.