Ministry of Education, Guyana

Dpt. of Culture Youth and Sport

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 07:48

All set for Children’s Mashramani competitions

With likely sponsorship from corporate citizens GTT, Banks DIH, and GBTI the stage is set for one of the most exciting showcases of the nation’s youth in costumes, dramatic presentations, calypso, dance and masquerade as well as choir singing competitions nationwide.

Under the stewardship of the Ministry of Education’s Unit of Allied Arts headed by Convener Desiree Wyles–Ogle, the regional competitions should get started in all eleven educational districts before January month end.
The competitions are to be contested at the Nursery, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary levels.
On January 23, Region Two gets started with their Calypso and Dramatic Poetry competitions at the Anna Regina Community Center Ground.
All educational districts competitions are scheduled to be completed before February 9. Thereafter, thousands of children are scheduled to compete to gain a spot to represent their educational district at the national level in Georgetown.
The main venue for the National finals is the National Cultural Center and should feature some 2000 children participating competitively starting with Dance and Masquerade categories, followed by Calypso and Dramatic Poetry.
Meanwhile, the Children’s Road Parade is set for Feb 11 along the regular route: starting at the Parade ground, heading East into Middle Street, North into Camp Street, East into Lamaha Street, North into Albert Street and culminate in the National Park.
Generally, the children’s competitions will be focused on the 2017 theme, ‘Celebration with Dignity, Liberty and Greater Unity’, but will make allowance for the overarching theme of spreading the national narrative of Guyana as an emerging green state.
The Region 1 Children’s Mashramani competition is carded for January 28 starting at 10:00hrs and would feature Dramatic Poetry, Calypso, Dance, and Choir Presentation & Physical Display at the Santa Rosa Secondary School.
In Region 2 the Anna Regina ground is set to come alive with Children’s Mashramani competitive action featuring Dramatic Poetry & Calypso, Dance & Masquerade, Costume/ Physical Display & Jump Rope.

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