As Jamaica launches Children’s Month activities today, May 1, under the theme “Listen! Children’s voices matter Loop News listened and launched little writersa platform for primary school students to share their views on what matters to them.
Throughout the month of May, Loop News will share articles from 20 little writers from the Mona Prep School Loop, ages 9-12, on various topics, most of which they chose themselves. There is also a letter to Prime Minister Andrew Holness from a fourth year student among the submissions.
“We strongly believe that our children’s voices matter and what they have to say should be heard. Loop News takes very seriously its responsibility to help nurture the next generation of journalists, creatives and content creators,” said Loop News Group editor Paul Henry.
“We are ready to do our part to amplify their voices on the largest digital news platform in the Caribbean and are excited to share content by children, for all of us,” he added.
Be sure to check out their articles Monday through Friday and learn more about the Loop Little Writers in the weekly video features. You can also take a virtual tour of their school with the Little Writers as your guide, allowing you to see the institution through their eyes.
Additionally, on National Children’s Day, one of the Loop Little Writers will be in the interviewer’s chair for a one-on-one conversation with Digicel Foundation CEO Charmaine Daniels.
“Our Children’s Month activities will give children a platform to share their views, as well as a taste of what being a journalist entails. As Loop Little Writers launches during Child Month, we aim to reach as many primary schools as possible throughout the year, so your school is next,” said Shanique Hayden, commercial manager of Loop.
“If you would like to register your school to be part of Loop Little Writers, contact the team at [email protected],” she added.
Also, in accordance with the Loop News digital-first approach and in partnership with the Digicel Foundation, tablets will be donated to Mona Preparatory and three other schools for use by Little Writers.
Read the first article from one of the Loop Little Writers on Monday!