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Year 6  students took part in the Junior Orator competition this term. They were required to write and deliver a short speech about one of the following subjects:

  • What characteristics make an ideal hero and why
  • How the lyrics of a song can influence our lives
  • Competitive sports can teach us about life
  • My ingenious invention
  • Social media – a positive or negative influence in our lives?
  • From little things big things grow: how one person can make a difference on a current issue

Two students were chosen from each class to compete in the Year level Final.

The finalists were:

  • Emerson Cooper
  • Leo Dreosti
  • Jack Grosser
  • Pierce Larkin
  • Nicholas Latella
  • Daniel Latimer
  • Shaarav Ready
  • Louis Von Dousa

The speeches were meticulously researched and carefully written and presented with a fantastic level of confidence and clarity. The adjudicators were me; Jasmine Taylor, Head of Junior School; and Ben Storer, Head of Junior Years – Wellbeing and Administration and we were entertained and impressed by the quality of speeches. For the first time, the grand final was presented via a live stream to the Year 6 classrooms to enable physical distancing.

Congratulations to Shaarav Reddy who won the this year’s competition with the topic, “From little things big things grow – how one person can make a difference.” Shaarav presented his speech at the Week 5 assembly.

Read Shaarav’s speech. 

Shaarav Reddy (Year 6) winner of the 2020 Year 6 Junior Orator competition.

Ceri Slinger
Head of Junior Years – Learning and Teacher Excellence