National crossword, word search competitions launched for Grades 3 and 4

The Ministry of Communities, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, launched the first national crossword and word search competition at the Umana Yana on 29 November.

Speaking at the launch, Danielle Campbell-Lowe, Public Affairs Officer of the Ministry of Communities noted that the aim of the competition is to reintroduce a pastime which has become old fashioned and obsolete with the rise of technology in an era controlled by gadgets. It also seeks to harness the brain power of the students in a meaningful way which may encourage word recognition, increase vocabulary, improve spelling and possibly expand their knowledge of words. All words which will be found in the crosswords and word search will reflect a green theme which is in keeping with the government’s focus on the green development agenda and the ministry’s “Green Generation Guyana” sanitation project.

The winner of the competition will be the student who finishes the crossword or word search first. The competition forms part of a broader menu of measures undertaken by the ministry’s Green Generation Guyana Project, where children are taught safe waste management practices. The “3Gs Programme,” which was launched back in February, has seen over 2,000 students from Primary Schools across the country benefitting from waste management education…..

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