On Monday, 15th November, St John’s School, Scarborough, held the annual ‘Raise Your Voice’ Competition.
This event is an opportunity for students in Year 5 and 6 to practice their Public Speaking skills in front of a wider audience. This year, as well as students from St Dominic’s and St John’s competing, students from Our Lady of Good Counsel joined the competition. Students who represented St Dominic’s were:
Kieran R, who spoke about Deforestation
Kacey T, who spoke about the benefits of videos games
Kate D, who spoke about why homework should be banned (great one for teachers)
Arya S, who spoke about effects of plastic on the ocean
Josie M, who spoke about the Asylum Detention Policy in Australia (a very mature topic indeed)
Students were allowed to choose any topic to speak about. Each speech ran for 3 minutes in front of an audience that included students, teachers and parents.
As per usual with our St Dominic’s students, we could not be prouder of how they represented the school. Public speaking is never easy, even for adults. Our students were cool, calm and collected, and delivered outstanding speeches that were well researched. Their passion for what they spoke about really shone through in their speeches.
A big congratulations must go to Kieran in Year 5 for taking out 2nd place in the Year 5 competition and to Josie, who won the Year 6 competition. A great effort by both students and one of which they should be very proud.
Once again, we are super proud of our wonderful students. Congratulations again for representing St Dominic’s in the very best way possible.
Alex Paljetak, Stilring Bovell, Sandra Gioffre and Leon Bolding
Raise Your Voice Coordinators