Recipients of gold, silver and bronze awards for the 2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition were celebrated in Seychelles alongside the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay.

In 2013, The Republic of Seychelles produced 14 award winners for the Commonwealth Essay Competition. All but two of these students were able to attend a reception at the British High Commissioner’s residence on Wednesday January 22nd, which was a joint celebration of the 2014 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton arriving in Seychelles and a traditional Scottish Burns Night, complete with haggis. The award-winning students (from the International School Seychelles, Anyse Royale Secondary School and Anse Etoile Primary School) were presented with certificates on the night by Her Excellency Lindsay Skoll and Jean Paul Adam, Minister for Foreign Affairs.

During the reception, the 33Fifty Baton Book that has been accompanying the Queen's Baton was signed by Edith Wong. Edith graduated in 2013 with the accolade of "Best Student" from the recently established University of Seychelles.  

The RCS is proud to support the involvement of bright and ambitious young people from Seychelles in our programmes, and looks forward to celebrating more winners in 2014!

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Seychelles’ Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam with award winners of the 2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition

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Edith Wong with the 33Fifty Baton Book