Judges tip hat to bril­liant ef­fort from stu­dents at Lec­turette fi­nal

Stanthorpe Border Post - - NIE / SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS -

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.

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