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Junior School Public Speaking Evening

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Week 9, Term Three, 2017

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The Junior School came to life after hours last Monday, in Years 4, 5 and 6 with more than 100 students participating in the Public Speaking Evening. Students in Year 4 spoke for two minutes about such subjects as Imagine, If Animals Could Talk and First Steps.

The participants of the Public Speaking Evening put on a brave and confident display, in front of rooms full of parents and friends.

The Year 5 students moved up a notch and were required to speak between three and four minutes – aiming at four. Subjects such as Chasing Rainbows, In Someone Else’s Shoes and Life is Beautiful were addressed with conviction, emotion and again – confidence.

The Year 6 students spoke for between four and five minutes on a wide range of subjects such as The Choice is Yours, Not Many People Know This and The Power of Poetry. The Year 6 students taught everyone in their rooms something new and interesting and delivered their speeches in an amazingly entertaining and confident manner.

Thanks must go to all the Junior Teachers who adjudicated on the night; to the numerous supportive parents who encouraged their children to rise to this challenging occasion and to the Senior students who acted as Chairpersons for the night.

We all know how important speaking in public is and this is such a positive way to start. Congratulations to all students, especially those who were awarded Speaker of the Night.

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