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.
Head of Junior Years – Learning and Teacher Excellence