Toc’s top speech makers
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.