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National Schools Calypso Competition Returns

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The Carnival Planning and Management Committee is excited to announce the return of the National Schools Calypso Competition, set for June 9, 2023. The competition will feature 16 participating schools, six at the Secondary School level and ten at the Primary School level. The ten Primary Schools competing in this year’s competition include Augier Combined, Ave Maria Primary, Canon Laurie Anglican infant, Canon Laurie Anglican Primary, Carmen Rene Memorial, Gros Islet Primary, Mongouge Combined, Piaye Combined, Reunion Combined, and Saltibus Combined. The six Secondary Schools are Bocage Secondary, Castries Comprehensive, Micoud Secondary, Patricia D James Secondary, Saint Mary’s College, and Sir Ira Simmons Secondary. Chairperson of the CPMC, Tamara Gibson said “Schools Calypso plays an important role in ensuring the viability of Saint Lucia Carnival. Contestants will work with the Saint Lucia Carnival Brand Ambassadors and some of the greats in Calypso to learn about the art form, developing a stage presence, crowd engagement and all the different elements. We’re nurturing the next generation of Calypso. Last year we saw riveting performances from young people in the tents and at the national competition, including the crowning of a young King, so we know the talent is there, and we want...