The Syriac School with the blessing of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Aleppo, and with the cooperation of Bani Taghlib 1 and 2 schools in Aleppo, announces a reading competition ܡܘܪܳܝܐ (muroyo) in the Syriac language.
The objective of this competition is to encourage young people to read the Syriac language well, feel beholden to it, encourage the new generation to be passionate about it, and to know more about this sacred language, being the language of their parents and grandparents, and the language of ancient Syria.
Conditions for Participation in the Competition:
The students participating in this competition are from the two above-mentioned schools from the 3rd year of elementary school to the 1st year of middle school. All interested students from these classes are allowed to apply for this competition, and they be registered and monitored by the Syriac language supervisors of both schools.
Stages and Methods:
The competition consists of three stages, during which the students pass different tests (reading, writing, unprepared dictation, conversation) all adapted to the levels of the classes. The content of the texts is chosen from Syriac books, Syriac stories, Biblical verses, writings of the Syriac Fathers that motivate people to have a good life, good morals, and be conscientious of others, etc.
The Syriac language supervisors monitor the students during all the stages, and the evaluation is done by the supervisors of both schools together. The winner of each class is approved on the basis of the total scores determined by all supervisors.
The supervisors fix the dates of the stages of the competition, so that they do not interfere with school examinations. Students of the 2nd year of middle school could participate in the competition in the next session, with the aspiration of also including students from outside the two schools, and perhaps expanding the competition to include Syriac schools in other cities in the future.
At the end of the competition, each winning student will receive a valuable gift.
The Board of Directors of the Syriac School.