Four of the six prize winners came from St. Ignatius Catholic School. Pictured back row, from left, are Marilyn Conolly of LIFE, Bianca Andersen of Camana Bay and Katherine Johnson, Year 6 teacher and Literacy Coordinator from St. Ignatius Catholic School, and front row, Sofie Dons, second-place winner for 'The Three Little Pigs,' Culainn Lynch, second-place winner for 'Cinderella,' Cornelia Ecke, first-place winner for 'Cinderella' and Ava Hickey, first-place winner for 'Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.'

Young school-age poets took some of Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes” and ran with them, putting their own ending to the poems as part of a Literary Month competition in September.

The winners of the competition were announced this week.

The novel poetry competition was organized by Camana Bay, Books & Books and LIFE (Literacy is for Everyone). Students at schools across Cayman were encouraged to submit their endings to some of Dahl’s most popular rhymes.

A panel of judges chose the winners from among more than 75 entries. The judges evaluated the students’ poems using a points system based on elements such as creativity and style, organization and voice, technical accuracy and more, a press release stated.

Six winners – a first- and second-place recipient for each poem – received prize packs that included a copy of Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes,” Books & Books gift certificates and Camana Bay gift cards.

Wade Morrison, 10, of First Baptist Christian School receives his first-place prize for his addition to Roald Dahl’s 'The Three Little Pigs.' Marilyn Conolly of LIFE, Bianca Andersen of Camana Bay and Janine Nyyssonen, Head of Literacy and Grade 5 teacher at First Baptist Christian School, presented the prize to Wade.
Wade Morrison, 10, of First Baptist Christian School receives his first-place prize for his addition to Roald Dahl’s ‘The Three Little Pigs.’ Marilyn Conolly of LIFE, Bianca Andersen of Camana Bay and Janine Nyyssonen, Head of Literacy and Grade 5 teacher at First Baptist Christian School, presented the prize to Wade.

Students at schools across Cayman were encouraged to submit their endings to some of Dahl’s most popular rhymes.

Published in 1982, Roald Dahl’s “Revolting Rhymes” was his first collection of captivating comic verse for children. A fairy tale rewritten by Roald Dahl is never quite as expected, and this competition gave students the opportunity to explore Dahl’s imaginative verses and create their own ingenious endings to three famous Revolting Rhymes – “Cinderella,” “Little Red Riding Hood and the Wolf,” and “The Three Little Pigs.”

Students were asked to create their own original endings using 150 words or fewer to finish the story. Judges looked at how the students used original, imaginative and amusing ideas to end the fairy tale.

The winners’ poems can be seen in full at www.camanabay.com/blog.

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