Year 6 students impress at Speakers' Challenge

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Year 6 students impress at Speakers' Challenge

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School’s Year 6 students excelled at the Independent Primary Schools Heads of Australia Speakers’ Challenge at Scotch College on Wednesday, 28 June.

Coming home with two gold medals, Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School was the only regional school to enter the competition.

There were six preliminary finals, each held in a different room with nine children in each – a total of 54 contestants.

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students Jake Townsend-Hyde and William Darlow won two of the rooms, and Ella McCarthy was awarded a bronze medal.

Year 6 teacher at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School Kate Holdman said they were best results the School has ever had.

“Having two out of six places in the Grand Final was an awesome achievement,” Mrs Holdman said.

“Will came fourth and Jake come fifth [in the Grand Final] which was a fantastic effort.”

Students from 21 schools wrote and delivered speeches based on a topic of their choice.

Twelve adjudicators judged the speeches based on how clearly students informed, persuaded or entertained the audience.

Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School hosted an internal Speakers’ Challenge to determine which students would represent the School at the competition in Perth.