VP learner wins interschools speech competition

2017-10-04 06:02
< From left are the three speech competition winners, Keano Cotton from Lawson Brown High School (third place), Rebecca Brewerton from Victoria Park High School (first place) andDarren Tarentaal from Sanctor High School (second place).   Photo:SUPPLIED

< From left are the three speech competition winners, Keano Cotton from Lawson Brown High School (third place), Rebecca Brewerton from Victoria Park High School (first place) andDarren Tarentaal from Sanctor High School (second place). Photo:SUPPLIED

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DURING the year many toastmasters give up their time to run youth leadership courses at local schools in and around Port Elizabeth.

During the programme, which consists of eight-week courses, the Grade 11 learners are taught communication and presentation skills and how to run a meeting and conduct themselves in the business world.

“At the end of each course at the various schools, a competition is held and the best speaker is entered into an interschools speech competition, whereby the learners compete against each other,” Algoa Toastmasters Club contest chairman Colleen Love said.

Love added that Toastmasters from ACT, Algoa and Uspeak Clubs are involved and act as judges on the evening.

“The interschools competition consists of each learner delivering a three to five minute speech on a subject of their choice.

Thereafter the top five speakers then compete in an impromptu contest, where the overall winner is decided. “This is healthy competition and to ensure that there is no bias, the learners competing do not wear school uniform and only after the results have been announced, their respective schools are announced,” Love said.

This year youth leaderships were completed at 16 schools. “This is an amazing feat as it involves dedication on behalf of the Toastmasters involved.”

The interschools competition was held on the evening of September 21 at Alexander High School with distinguished toastmaster Ricky Woods as the chief contest judge.

The winners were as follows: in first place was Rebecca Brewerton from Victoria Park High School, second place was Darren Tarentaal from Sanctor High School and in third place was Keano Cotton from Lawson Brown High School.

Each winner received a trophy and each participant received a certificate.

Encouraging parents to attend and support their children, Love concluded, “The competition was of a high standard but all the participants were winners.”

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