IPSHA Inaugural Speakers Challenge
On 10 November, Newington participated in the IPSHA Inaugural Speaker’s Challenge at Abbotsleigh Junior School. The event included 27 schools and over seventy-five Stage 3 students. Newington was represented superbly by Daniel Martin and James Blakeman from Year 5. Nathan Sharp was also a valuable member of our team but unfortunately was unable to join us on the day due to illness.
In the preliminary round, Daniel and James presented their three-minute speeches on the topic of ‘Heroes’ to a group of other students, teachers and parents. Although not progressing to the finals, the boys displayed fine public speaking skills and presented speeches of sincerity, depth and conviction. We wish the boys well for their future public speaking opportunities and commend them on the fine way they represented Newington at this event.
Jo Zammit – Learning Enhancement