The annual International Student Voice competition was held on Thursday evening. This year it was at Stonar School, one of the five schools taking part. Each school selects three EAL students to give a short speech on a subject of their choice.
In the senior competition, Chanya Vasaratchanont (L6) gave a well-prepared speech on the relative value of appearance and personality. She spoke very well, and the judges complimented her on her handling of questions. First prize went to a Japanese student from Kingswood who spoke about what she had learned from the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup.
In the junior competition, Daniel Liu (L5) chose a topic of particular interest to many students: Laziness. Daniel was commended by the judges for his excellent research and quotation from Bill Gates.
But the honours went to Wilson Tse (L5), whose hilarious talk on How to Give a Speech provided genuinely helpful tips, and was superbly delivered to great comic effect. He rightly took home first prize.
The speakers and their friends who came to support them were wonderful ambassadors for the school.
Our congratulations to all three speakers, and our thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Forshaw and Mr. Fitzpatrick for giving up their Thursday evening to support our students.