Better Breed Cameroon is partnering
with the association, Reading Classrooms, to host their annual national reading
competition in the South-West region. Reading Classrooms is a non-profit Cameroonian
association which aims to build the love for reading in children and adults.
Their activities aim to:
a habit of reading.
reading more appealing to the public.
parents and adults on the importance of encouraging a great reading habit in
To achieve these goals, they host an annual national reading competition, Reading Classrooms, which caters for a thousand students from Class 4, Class 5, CM1 and CE2 (250 pupils per class).
The Reading Classrooms competition
takes place in four phases:
- Round One: Each
child receives a book from the Reading Classrooms team. He/she will have a week
to read through. At the end of this week, the Reading Classrooms team will
evaluate each child using a questionnaire designed around the contents of the
book. At the end of this phase, half of the participants selected based on
their scores proceed to the second phase.
- Round Two: In
this phase, each participant receives another book and are given two weeks to
read through. At the end of this time, the Reading Classrooms team will
evaluate each child on the book’s content. At this stage, the top ten best
pupils in Class4 are selected based on their quiz scores and proceed to the
final stage of the reading competition. Participants from Class 5 proceed to
the third phase.
- Writing Workshop: Ranked by order of merit based of on scores gotten from the quizzes,
the top half of the students from round two are taken for a writing workshop.
This workshop will take place in one of the participating schools. During the
workshop, they will have the opportunity to meet with Cameroonian authors
invited for the occasion.
- The Final Phase: The final phase will cater only for the best 30 students from all the
schools. It will comprise of picture story writing. While the finalists are
writing the final quiz, there will be writing workshops, a variety of games,
library subscriptions, books and magazines donated by partners to entertain the
other participants and parents in attendance. When the quiz is over, finalists
will read their stories to all present. The jury will then score each finalist
and select the ten best pupils for Class 5.
All the participants who took part in the reading competition from the first phase as well as their parents will be invited to the final which will hold from 8am to 2pm at a location decided during the competition.
Do you want your pupils to be part of this wonderful adventure? Send us details on the sizes of your Class 4 and 5 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via SMS to 695 071 004 followed by the name of your school and its location.