Matthew Washington of the Windsor Primary School has been adjudged the winner of the Grade Five Public Speaking Competition, held at Frenches House yesterday.
A release from the Ministry of Education says Matthew edged out five other competitors to take the top spot as overall winner.
He delivered the best-prepared speech on the topic: “All school bullies should be removed and placed in a separate institution designed to address their needs”. Matthew was also adjudged winner of the impromptu category, in which he spoke on the topic “Three wonderful things about me”.
Tyniesha Samuel of the Pamelus Burke Primary School placed 2nd overall, while Shanez Bynoe of the Georgetown Government School placed 3rd.
The Ministry of Education, in collaboration with the National Insurance Services, organizes the Grade Five Public Speaking annually to promote and support literacy activities in the primary schools.
The competition is also intended to foster literacy appreciation, to enhance language competencies across the curriculum and to develop research skills at the primary level.
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