On Tuesday 5th March Year 6 pupils from three primary schools in the Isle of Wight took part in the annual CAFOD Speak Up competition at Christ the King College. The theme of the talk was clean water and the children had to research how many countries do not have access to clean water and how it affects people’s lives. All the children delivered heart-felt speeches which raised the awareness of how unfair life is for people in developing countries and how CAFOD work hard to change this unfairness. The passion and confidence with which all the children spoke was truly amazing . However in the end the judges awarded St Blasius school with the trophy.
Well done to all the children who took part and many thanks to their teachers and parents for supporting them . Also a special thank you to Rosemary Peacock and Liz Burden our CAFOD school volunteers who organised the competition .
Many thanks to Rosemary Peacock and Liz Burden our CAFOD school volunteers for organising the fifth CAFOD Public Speaking Competition for Year Six pupils in the Isle of Wight. Also thanks to the pupils, staff and parents of St Blasius C of E Primary Academy, Shanklin; Holy Cross R.C.Primary School, East Cowes; St Saviour’s R.C. Primary School, Totland; St Thomas of Canterbury’s R.C. Primary School, Carisbrooke for supporting the event.
Rosemary told me about the competition- “The theme for the talks this year was, “Power to Be”, looking at provision of solar power for those who have no electricity. This helps improve education, health (fridges for storing vaccines, etc; enabling clinics to work after dark if required) and general living conditions for many. The local CAFOD education volunteers provide an identical preparatory session for Yr 6’s taking part in the competition, then the pupils are left to research the topic and write short talks about it. Each school then selects 2 speakers and a reserve to represent their school at the final of the competition which was held on the 27th February at Christ the King College.
Our judges this year were Mrs Pat Goodhead, Principal of Christ the King College, Carisbrooke; Fr Emmanuel Oedemone, R.C. Parish Priest of Carisbrooke; Mr Andrew Munn, a representative of the Island’s Catenian Society which has kindly provided the trophy for the winning school which was St Blasius C of E Primary Academy. They found the standard of the talks and their presentations to be extremely good.”
So well done to everyone who took part and a HUGE THANK YOU to the organisers.
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