Judges tip hat to brilliant effort from students at Lecturette final
WHILE the last two weeks of school often mean games, celebrations, Christmas decorations and tying up loose ends for students in Year 6 it means a final challenge, Lecturette.
Lecturette time has come around again and all the Year 6s have been very busy planning, drafting, editing and practising their speeches in preparation.
All the students from Year 6 presented their speeches two weeks ago to an audience of their peers, teachers and special guest, past student Lillian Manahan.
The top seven speeches were chosen to represent St Joseph’s on Monday, November 20 in the semi-final of the Regional Lecturette competition against the state primary school.
The seven students and their topics were: Eliza Telfer: Gun laws in the USA; Walker Murphy: Why Maccas is bad for you; Eloise Knight: Travel broadens the mind; Sarah Harvey: Books are the greatest invention since potato powered electricity; Charlie McCormick: T20 should be an Olympic sport; Chelsea Debnam: Refugees; Hannah Widderick: Cross Country is better than dressage.
In the end it was the Toastmasters volunteer judges who decided the top 7, with St Joseph’s students taking 4 of the 7 places in finals.
Students Eliza Telfer, Eloise Knight, Walker Murphy and Sarah Harvey took part in the finals held on November 27. As always, the standard was very high and all competitors should be proud.
A big thank you to all the students on their exemplary behaviour and support of each other. Also thank you to the Toastmasters, the state school competitors and supporters, and all the staff involved.
AT WORK: Year 6s have been busy planning, drafting, editing and practising their speeches in preparation of the Lecturette.
Brigid O'Dea and Claire Danzey on a recent visit to the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery.