Career’s Week public speaking competition-Winners and sponsors rewarded


Beau Vallon secondary was rewarded for fielding a team with the youngest member

The event was held at the School of Education, Mont Fleuri, in the presence of Education Minister Macsuzy Mondon and her principal secretary Merida Delcy, as well as the principal secretary for Labour and Human Resource Development Veronique Bresson.

Also present were the director general for schools Odile Octave and the chairperson of the Career’s Week organising committee Marina Jacques, as well as other members, teachers and students.

During the prize giving ceremony, which also marked the end of this year’s Career’s Week held from July 9-13 under the theme: “Wise choices: Life time careers”, there were individual prizes for best chairperson, main speaker and proposer of the vote of thanks.

There were also rewards for best overall schools in both secondary and post secondary institutions.

The School of Advanced Level Studies (Sals) won the first prize in their category. The team was made up of Farah Esparon (chairperson), Estelle Montano (main speaker) and Nyssa Bonte (proposer of the vote of thanks). They all received individual prizes for having performed well in their respective positions.

The Seychelles Tourism Academy got a prize for being in the second position in this same category whereas the National Institute for Health and Social Studies was third.

In the secondary category, Anse Royale secondary won the prize for the best school with Maria Isnard (chairperson), Jessica Lawen (main speaker) and Kwantena Simara  (proposer of the vote of thanks).

Jessica Lawen also won a prize for being the best main speaker and Kwantena Simara for the best proposer of the vote of thanks.

Ayesha Lavigne from English River secondary won the prize for the best chairperson.
The English River team also came out second in this competition, Pointe Larue third and Plaisance secondary fourth.

There was also a prize for the team which had the youngest member and that was from the Beau Vallon secondary school.

Sponsors were also rewarded for their support and schools from Mahé, Praslin and La Digue for taking part actively in this year’s Career’s Week activities.

Viewing the exhibition after the prize-giving ceremony

After the prize giving ceremony guests and students were able to view an exhibition in the Education ministry’s hall, where they learned a bit about some career opportunities in Seychelles and the steps that schools take to help students learn more about career guidance in general.

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