We missed this story back in February and thanks to one of our readers for bringing it to our attention.
Congratulations to Sulaimaan Ukadia. He obviously has some talent and we’ll be waiting to see his efforts in future contests.
Cricket is still king
He was first on stage and, after a clever take on the game of cricket in a speech entitled “Cricket – A game that incites passion”, Sulaimaan Ukadia of the Al Falah Primary School was first in the eyes of the judges at the inaugural Barbados National Bank (BNB) Right Start Primary School Speech Competition.
Competing in the final yesterday against a field that included Tia Lewis and Aliyah Reid of West Terrace Primary, Tia Collymore and Stacia Martindale from St. Albans Primary and Delano Edwards, the headboy from Cuthbert Moore, Sulaimaan’s presentation on the game he loves was truly a pleasure to behold. Setting the bar extremely high with a presentation that was delivered without notes, flash cards or any required prompts, the young man was almost flawless as he took the audience through the history of the game, the important and even heroic figures of the present day and the passion he holds for the sport, which he plays on the field – and inside his home … when his mother isn’t looking.
Fighting off impressive deliveries from second-placed Aliyah Reid, whose piece “Talk de Bajan talk” showcased the importance of indigenous and colloquial language in the realm of communication, and Tia Collymore’s “Shaping today’s youth for a brighter future tomorrow”, Sulaimaan’s victory was not one to be taken lightly…
…for the full article, visit The Barbados Advocate and read “Cricket is still King”