Year 8 Public Speaking Competition
With entertaining and well-researched speeches ranging from smart phone addiction to vegetarianism, about 40 Year 8 students impressed parents, peers and judges at this year’s English Faculty Speaking Competition.
Nine teams of Year 8 students presented their speeches, after being chosen to represent their classes by their English teachers and their fellow students.
Judges Mr Hildrew, Ms Lowrie, Mrs Mooney (Chair of Governors) and Ms Marshall were hugely impressed by the high standard of performance and writing this year. The overall winning team with their speech about smart phone obsession comprised: Scarlett Donovan, Pritika Rane and Emily Kendrick. The second place team with their speech about euthanasia comprised: Emily Green, Finley Hay and Gemma Partridge. Both these top teams have been invited to represent the Academy in a regional Rotary Club speaking competition called Youth Speaks.
Outside the winning team, the judges awarded best main speaker to Erin Clark; best chairperson to Darcy Mackay; and best voter of thanks to Sam Mitson for some truly outstanding performances. A special mention was made of Alex Mackay as super-sub: he took on not one but two roles at the last minute!
Congratulations to all who took part.