On Tuesday, October 30, at the British International School in Ukraine, students of all years participated in the annual Public Speaking Competition.
The time frame of each speaker’s presentation was limited to 5 minutes. During this time students had to explore the topic and present their performance skills. 29 students competed for the title of the Best Speaker in three age categories: upper primary, lower secondary and upper secondary school.
The winners were:
Upper Primary: Lizzy Westwood (Year 4 Pechersk)
Lower Secondary: Basirat Ismail (Year 7 Nivki)
Upper Secondary: Yelyzaveta Birling (Year 12)
Pauline Westwood (Head of school – Nivky): “ Public Speaking Competitions are a very British institution! The English Speaking Union organises Public Speaking and debating competitions which take place in many schools in the UK. These skills help children to gain confidence and find their voice. They research a topic of interest and work on performance skills. Topics at our school ranged from Donald Trump to chewing gum! Many children who enjoy Public Speaking go on to study drama, law or politics. It is a great skill to have in life and I am very pleased that so many of our children took part. They are all winners”.