While 𝗣𝗨𝗕𝗟𝗜𝗖 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗜𝗡𝗚 is something some of our Primary Department learners enjoy – and others dread – they are all aware that public speaking and presentation skills are incredibly important.
After all, in an age saturated by information and opinion, it has never been more important (or difficult) for their voices to be heard.
𝙐𝙣𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙃𝙞𝙜𝙝 𝙎𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙤𝙡’𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙣𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙋𝙧𝙞𝙢𝙖𝙧𝙮 𝘿𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙢𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙚𝙘𝙝 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙥𝙚𝙩𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣 𝙩𝙤 𝙞𝙢𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙤𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙮 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙗𝙞𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙩𝙤 𝙬𝙞𝙣 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙪𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚.
And, of course, they – and their peers – learn a lot about their chosen subject, improve their research skills, and have fun in the process.
On Tuesday evening, 16 August, 25 brave learners from Grades 5, 6 and 7 took part in this year’s speech competition, hosted in the Tony Burrell Union.
𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙣𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙧𝙚 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡-𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙥𝙤𝙠𝙚 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚𝙡𝙮 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡, 𝙚𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙩𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙪𝙙𝙞𝙚𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙖𝙙𝙪𝙡𝙩𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙨𝙘𝙝𝙤𝙡𝙖𝙧𝙨 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣, 𝙛𝙪𝙣𝙣𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙥𝙡𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙟𝙤𝙠𝙚𝙨.
The three adjudicators, Brigette Oelofsen, Matthew Basson and Mrs Bronwen Langmead (Union’s Head of Culture), all remarked on the exceptionally high standard amongst the speakers.
𝘞𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 25 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘫𝘶𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘩𝘢𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘪𝘧𝘧𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘬 𝘰𝘧 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘶𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳-𝘶𝘱 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘥𝘦. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘴𝘰 𝘨𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘴.
Aidan Ferreira was the popular choice as winner among the Grade 5s, followed closely by Helen van den Heever, runner-up. In Grade 6 Chloe-Anne Fourie was the best speaker, followed by Zunaida Deysel as runner-up. Tara Piercey took 1st place in Grade 7 with Sixolile Singeni as the runner-up.
𝗖𝗢𝗡𝗚𝗥𝗔𝗧𝗨𝗟𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 to all 2022 speakers!