Students raise their voices on multiculturalism | Hastings Secondary College

25 Jun 2017
Tacking Point Public School showcased 32 primary school students, their brilliant speeches and incredible ideas as part of the annual Multiculturalism Public Speaking Competition.

Ms Linda Best, Head Teacher English, Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) and Language Other than English (LOTE), had the honour of judging the excellent speeches.
The competition aims to encourage primary school students to explore ideas of multiculturalism in Australia, as well as to give them a place to practice their public speaking and improve their confidence and writing skills.
“The English teachers at Hastings Secondary College Westport Campus have had a long association with the speaking competitions at Tacking Point Public School and were inspired by the talent and passion of participating students,” Ms Best said.
Ms Best judged two different age divisions – one for Year 3 and 4 students (stage 2) and one for Years 5 and 6 students (stage 3). The students spoke on topics like “Racism: It stops with me,” “Advance Australia Fair” and “Racism Online.”
“The quality of the speeches was outstanding added Ms Best. The students were so polished and expressive that it was tough to choose the winners.”
Congratulations to Annalise Turner, Pearl Osborne, Georgia Smead and Jarrod Manning. We wish you all well in preparation for the local schools final in Term 3.