Region Two’s Children’s Mashramani Competition begins with Dramatic Poetry and Calypso

(January 28, 2019) – The Department of Education Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) began its leg of the Regional Children’s Mashramani Competitions today at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground.

Coordinator of the Region’s Children’s Mashramani Activities, Ms. Shondelle Hercules urged the students to perform their best since Mashramani is a time for students to showcase their talent.

Regional Executive Officer of Region two, Mr. Denis Jaikaran said that he was elated to be back in the region after a number of years. He expressed gratitude to the Department of Education for planning a well structured programme for the hosting of the competition over the next two days.

He said that over the years, during this period, head teachers and teachers would have had the golden opportunity of discovering the talent of the children within the region.

In so doing, the REO said that teachers and Education Officers had the task of ensuring that the activities are well done.

Further, he said that many times emphasis is placed on what will be done at the different levels at assessments and examinations and that part of the child which has to do with their talent is often undiscovered and not given the opportunity to unfold and develop.

According to Mr. Jaikaran, this particular activity is going to bring out that hidden talent of the children. The competitions continue on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 with Dance and Masquerade and end on Friday, February 1, 2019, with the Costume and Physical Display Presentations. The Region’s Costume Road Parade will be held on February 20, 2019.

Fourteen schools competed in the Calypso competitions within the age groups five to seven, eight to 10, 11 to 13 and 14 to 17.

Results for those categories were as follows:

Calypso 5 to 7

1st – Charity Primary School

2nd – Tapakuma Lake Primary School

3rd – Mainstay Lake Primary School

Calypso 8 to 10

1st Mainstay Lake Primary School

2nd – Tapakuma Lake Primary School

3rd – Aurora Primary School

Calypso 11 – 13

1st – Cotton Field Secondary School

2nd – C.V. Nunes Primary School

3rd – Abram Zuil Secondary School 

Calypso 14 – 17

1st – Charity Secondary School

2nd – Abram Zuil Secondary School

3rd – Johanna Cecilia Secondary School


In the Dramatic Poetry Categories within the same age groups, 23 schools participated.

Results from that competition are as follows:

Dramatic Poetry 5 – 7

1st – Huis’t Dieren Primary School

2nd – Mainstay Lake Primary School

Dramatic Poetry 8 -10

1st – Taymouth Manor Primary School

2nd C.V. Nunes Primary School

3rd – Suddie Primary School

Dramatic Poetry 11 – 13

1st – Sparta Primary School

2nd – Mainstay Lake Primary School

3rd –  Hampton Court Primary School

Dramatic Poetry 14 – 17

1st – Anna Regina Secondary School

2nd – Aurora Secondary School

3rd – Johanna Cecilia Secondary School


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