Recognising the importance of public speaking in plain English as an important communication skill, the English Department organized the school’s second Plain English Speaking Intra-School Contest on 10 April 2013. The contest is a preface to the Second Plain English Speaking Inter-School Contest, the grand final of which will be held on 8 July 2013 at our school. The contest will enjoy the support of the NET Section, Education Bureau; and contestants from 10 schools across Hong Kong will pit their skills against one another on that day.
The Plain English Speaking Contest was conceived to provide an avenue for students to sharpen their speaking skills and build confidence in public presentation, in addition to promoting the personal development of students through the use of clear and effective spoken English. The Intra-School round saw 30 student contestants, representing all Junior form classes, attending a series of 3 training sessions conducted by the school’s NET. Through the training, the contestants learnt both speech writing and delivery techniques. The contestants subsequently put their skills to the test on 10 April 2013. The top three winners of this round will represent our school at the Inter-School Final on 8 July 2013.
All 30 contestants delivered rousing speeches which impressed the adjudicator. Given that it was an inaugural attempt for most of the contestants, all 30 students were indeed winners in their own right on that afternoon.
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