At the Junior World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships, on the 12 May, Island School students won top prizes in different categories.
The team of six competed in a series of rounds; Persuasive Speaking, Interpretive Reading and Impromptu Speaking. Their prepared speeches were required to cover modern issues, such as air pollution and ethnic stereotypes. They had to include feasible and original solutions to the problems.
Gloria Leung (10E) said, “All three rounds were very challenging, but the team performed to the best of their ability.”
Grace Zheng (9F) – third in the persuasive speaking category, and was ranked 4th overall.
Yu Hang Hui (9E) – second runner-up in the category of interpretive reading, ranking 6th place overall.
Alicia Leong (8E) – ranked in the top 10.
Vice Principal, Ms. Oliver was adjudicating on the day and said, “This experience was very fun and meaningful, and it’s great to see Island School students mastering the skill of public speaking and just as importantly, supporting each us and becoming a real team.”
The team: Grace Zheng (9F), Yu Hang Hui (9R), Alicia Leong (8E), Kim Anh Trinh (8N), Sam Hui (8W) and Charlie Lam (8E).