On Tuesday 12th May, ten very excited but
nervous students from Year 3 and 4 entered the hall to take part in the Public
Speaking Competition 2015.
The selection process began a few weeks before with all
the students in Year 3 and 4 being given the title ‘When I grow up I want to be
. . . . because . . .’ Their task was to write a speech that had an interesting
opening, creative thinking ideas, was persuasive and had a clear conclusion.
All the students had the chance to present their speech to their class and then
a winner from each class was put forward to the final.
The finalists were then asked to present their speech
once again but this time to all of Key Stage Two as well as the three official judges,
Miss Montgomery, Mr Ebsworth and Miss Timmons. We listened to some very
persuasive arguments that focused the children’s aspirations for the future.
They truly blew us all away, especially the Year 3 students who were new to the
public speaking competition. The confidence the students displayed and the way
they commanded the stage was fantastic. Each and every one of them showed
exactly why they were selected to be in the final. When giving feedback, the
judges pointed out to all the students that they all could have won in
particular categories as each and every one of them had specific strengths.
The results were close and trying to decide a winner was
exceptionally hard. After much deliberation between the judges they chose their
top three. Phoebe from 3I came third with her speech about how she dreams to be
an actor and in second place was Sid from 4I who cleverly pointed out that he
doesn’t know what he wants to be yet. However, the winner this year was Raine
from 4M for her speech how she wants to be an actress when she grows up. Her
speech had everything the judges were looking for, well structured, detailed
reasoning, excellent presence on stage and humour.
Well done to Raine and all the finalists, it truly was a
fantastic competition and showed once again how amazing our Alice Smith
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3S Charudhi M.
3M Abby P.
3I Phoebe K.
3T Caroline C.
3H Millie A.
4S Poppy H.
4M Raine A.
4I Siddhart C.
4T Zara A.
4H Jeremy S.
Key Stage Two Leader