Primary Speaks Competition
On Monday, 8 February 2016, Invicta hosted the Primary Speaks Competition. The event was led by Mrs Lloyd, along with the help of Invicta students Charlotte Williams (Year 10), Eden Glazebrook (Year 9), Megan Garland and Ellie Breeze (both Year 8). Students representing Eastborough Primary School, Snodland C of E Primary School, Boughton Monchelsea Primary School and Headcorn Primary School all took part in the competition. The day started with some ice breaker activities, involving the students forming a large circle and taking it in turns to introduce themselves, whilst paying particular attention to their voice and posture. The students then had to prepare a one minute speech on a topic of their choice from the following: ‘I have been inspired by…’, ‘History is important because…’, ‘You should visit…’ and ‘We can make a difference if we…’. These speeches would be performed at 2.00pm in front of the other students, parents, staff and the Invicta judging panel, made up of students Charlotte Williams (Year 10), Aaliyah Buxy (Year 12) and Sophie Aujard (Year 13).
The students all spoke with such clarity and confidence in their final speeches, and the content was both interesting and inspiring. The three judges had a very difficult decision to make on who they felt deserved to be the overall winner and runner up of the competition – so difficult in fact that they had to pick two students for the runner up prizes as they could not pick just one! After much deliberation, Abi Parks (Eastborough) was chosen as the winner, with Arthur Moss (Eastborough) and Anna Goodwin (Boughton Monchelsea) claiming the runner up prizes. The event was a fantastic success and it was lovely to see the student’s confidence and public speaking skills grow and develop throughout the course of the day.
Thank you to all the Invicta students and Mrs Lloyd and Miss Palmer who made the event such a success for our visitors.