Confident kids speak up
THE City of South Perth hosted its annual Speak with Confidence Awards last month.
The awards are open to students in years 6 and 7 from local primary schools within the City.
Now in its 21st year, the awards aim to increase the confidence and poise of middle school students and focus on how they can clearly express their opinions and ideas.
The students choose their topics, write their speeches and then deliver them to three judges and an audience comprising teachers and family members.
From the 18 students participating in the qualifying sessions, six students were selected by the panel of judges to present their speech in the finals held later that evening.
The speeches presented involved a wide range of interesting, entertaining and informative topics, from homelessness to world leaders. The judges were faced with an extremely difficult decision to determine the six finalists and an even tougher job in judging the final.
The six finalists performed exceptionally well in front of a crowd of around 100.
First place winner Jack Alexander, from Kensington Primary School, impressed the judges with his insightful speech about sustainable use of the environment and conserving our trees – “Let’s Stop Cutting & Start Saving”.
The other finalists were Maddison Paddock and Ludovici Pace, both from Como Primary School, and Lily Parker, from Manning Primary School, who were congratulated for their excellent speeches and making the finals.