Toc’s top speech mak­ers

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Tocumwal Public School ex­celled at the an­nual Lions Club Public Speak­ing Com­pe­ti­tion held last month at the Tocumwal Rail­way Sta­tion.

The club fi­nal saw the win­ners and run­ners-up in each of the age cat­e­gories from the two schools in Tocumwal vy­ing to rep­re­sent their town at the next level of the com­pe­ti­tion.

The stu­dents were all given the same topic to speak on and were judged by mem­bers of the Tocumwal Lions Club.

Tocumwal Public Year 6 stu­dent Sascha Jones won the Year 5/6 age group, with fel­low TPS stu­dent Rose Cham­ber­lain de­clared run­ner-up.

In the Year 3/4 sec­tion, TPS again swept the pool with Year 4 stu­dents Macken­zie Loughridge and El­iz­a­beth Locke as win­ner and run­ner-up re­spec­tively.

The stu­dents in the Year 5/6 sec­tion had to pre­pare a four minute speech on a ma­jor nat­u­ral dis­as­ter, pre­tend­ing to be a mem­ber of the United Na­tional Dis­as­ter Com­mit­tee.

Sascha’s speech was on Hur­ri­cane Ka­t­rina, par­tic­u­larly on how it af­fected the poorer sec­tions of the com­mu­nity of New Or­leans. Rose cov­ered the Tas­ma­nian bush­fires.

The older stu­dents also had to de­liver an im­promptu speech on how they would guide their prin­ci­pal on im­prov­ing the healthy eat­ing stan­dards of the school can­teen.

The Year 3/4 sec­tion had to pre­pare a three minute speech on a helper in our com­mu­nity.

Both Macken­zie Loughridge and El­iz­a­beth Locke high­lighted the im­por­tance of the nurs­ing pro­fes­sion in the Tocumwal com­mu­nity.

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