On 3 April the Grade 5’s entered a mini public speaking festival. For this festival we had to choose a topic that we are interested in and write a 3-4 minute speech. I chose to speak about My Seven Wonders. The Seven Wonders are the seven places that I hope I will be able to visit one day. When it was my turn I was very nervous. At the end we got a small report with some feedback from the adjudicator. I really enjoyed this speech and drama festival. I learnt that I need to pause at different sections in my speech and to stop rushing. This was a wonderful opportunity for all the Grade 5 girls.
The Grade 5’s spent an entire term practicing for this festival. On the day of the festival there was a huge audience, most of which were our classmates. Our adjudicator’s name was Mrs McCabe and she was a lovely, kind lady. Most people spoke about dogs yet there was still a huge variety. I spoke about my hobby, baking, and my best friend spoke about netball. My speech was very funny as I technically baked a cake in front of the audience. By the time it was my turn to get ready I had butterflies in my stomach and I was scared I’d have one of those frozen moments. I kind of did and I left out a tiny bit of my speech. Our legs were exhausted but a day off from all our subjects was a treat. At the end of the day Mrs McCabe gave us a report and feedback. I learnt that I need to pause in my speech and not face my back to the audience. I absolutely loved this festival and look forward to next year’s Drama festival.
The night before I was so scared and I had such a bad sleep because I was stressing so much. But then I woke up the next day all happy and excited.
We listened to seventeen girls before break, but at about the 9th person I started getting scared. At break I said my speech to my friends and they said it was fine, but I didn’t think so. My parents arrived and I got super scared. I sat there waiting for my turn, I heard my name being called and I started shaking like mad. I went up and I felt really confident and I loved saying my speech on Paris. I even got an A+.
Thank you to my mum and dad for coming to watch me and Mrs Levin for preparing me and Mrs McCabe for adjudicating me. I loved saying my speech.
I really enjoyed this experience. I think it is very important to have the skill of public speaking in front of a crowd of people and by this stage I think everyone in our grade has that skill. It was a lot of fun, we spent 90% of the day watching speeches. I was very nervous before I did my speech, but when I had said a few sentences, I felt much better. The adjudicator was very kind and so was everyone else. Our class teachers and Headmistress came to support us. No one in our grade got less than a B which was very impressive. Although I wanted to get an A+, I got an A which I am happy about. People brought amazing things like horses, dogs, machines and more. I definitely loved this experience.
Sitting on a chair biting your nails waiting for them to call out your name, that’s how I felt at the Mini Public Speaking Festival. We waited for our turns, some brought dogs or snakes or horses, but I did my speech on horror movies. Don’t be scared I won’t tell you about them, but I will tell you about people’s reaction. Some people said they couldn’t even look at my poster and some were horrified that I had even chosen that topic, but I absolutely positively love horror movies. When they called out my name I went up and I started to speak. I found out I wasn’t so bad and I spoke and spoke until it was over. The adjudicator asked me some questions. I enjoyed the Mini Public Speaking Festival and I think you must always be confident.
Every Grade 5 girl had to prepare a 3 to 4 minute speech for the Mini Public Speaking Festival. Mrs Levin, our drama teacher, got Mrs McCabe to adjudicate our speeches. Our Festival took place on 3 April. My speech was about my brother’s snake 8ball and I was so happy because I got an A+. My mom and dad were so proud of me! Mrs Levin wrote a list of the order we were to speak in. I was after Kate Leishman at 09:20. I didn’t even use cue cards. Everyone was so good and well-prepared. The lowest mark given was a B+ so everyone should be very proud. My favourite part was that we didn’t have normal lessons.