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Girls' School Speech Competitions

September 03, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Over the past week, the Girls’ School has been treated to a superb display of speaking talent as students competed in the annual Speech and Impromptu Speech Competition.

Selected students from Years 3-8 took part in the annual Speech Competition finals, and the adjudicator, Mrs Jane Vogels certainly had a tough challenge selecting the winning students from each year level as there was very little separating them in terms of marks.

Mrs Judy Norton and the class teachers were tremendous in their work with the girls in preparing them for this competition. The standard was particularly high this year and there were some wonderful orators in the making.

The results were:

Year 8 - Madelaine Freeland ‘Why parents can get it horribly wrong’

Year 7 - Olivia Dalton ‘Whaling should not be allowed’

Year 6 - Zara Smith ‘Reducing the Fishing Limit’

Year 5 - Jessica Marshall ‘The Beatles’

Year 4 - Alexandra McOmish ‘How to make Sushi’

Year 3 - Rebecca Webster ‘My Barbie Doll Dress’

Highly Commended was also awarded to Victoria Caddle (Year 8) for her speech ‘Why we shouldn't say speeches’.

The Impromptu Speech Competition saw 11 girls from Years 6-8 speaking for a very challenging one and a half minutes on a range of topics.

Judged by Mrs Judith Dobson and Mrs Judy Norton it was evident that each year the students are growing in confidence and this was reflected in the high standard of presentations overall.

Congratulations to Olivia Moorman who was the winner of the Year 8 competition who spoke about her favourite animal. Olivia will now be representing the Girls’ School at the Zone Impromptu Speech Competition.

Highly commended for Year 7 was Emerald Bendall whose speech was related to a fairy tale character that she would like to be.

In the Year 6 competition Ava Beca was adjudicated first. Ava’s speech focused on where she would take a tourist visiting Auckland, which she delivered clearly and confidently.

All students who participated in the speeches are to be congratulated for taking on the challenge of these competitions.

Congratulations to all of these girls.

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