Excellence in Eloquence comes to Plum Tree Park!
Students in the Junior and Intermediate grades were busy writing, practising and presenting speeches during the month of April and May in conjunction with Peel's 16th annual public speaking challenge, Excellence in Eloquence. Students were encouraged to research non-fiction topics that were of interest to them, integrating their opinions, experiences and research into their speech. They presented the information in a 3-5 minute speech to their teacher and peers.
At Plum Tree Park we have MANY talented students who rose to the challenge, making it very difficult for their teachers to choose 2 representatives for the grade level. Each grade had the opportunity to listen to the 2 representatives from each class, and then teachers for that grade in turn chose 2 students to represent the grade. On Tuesday April 11th, Junior students eagerly came to the Purple Gym to listen to the 2 students from grades 4, 5 and 6 present their speeches to a panel of Plum Tree Judges.
Each of these students did a wonderful job and made the task of selecting a winner very difficult. Congratulations are extended to Olivia (Mme Heanue), Sophie (Mme Jummun), Haadia (Mr. Locker) Ausaf ( Mrs. Young), Cem (Mme Samson) and Milena (Mlle Geier) for a fantastic job of presenting your speeches.
In the end, it was Ausaf's speech about Justin Trudeau which won the judges over. He did a wonderful job sharing information and expressing why he loves the Prime Minster. Ausaf then moved on to representing Plum Tree at the regional competition, where he presented his speech in front of parents, teachers, administrators, community members, friends and lots of family! On Thursday, April 27th. Ausaf was well poised and presented his speech well, and should be congratulated for all his success.
Every student who participated in the process of writing and presenting a speech is to be commended. The entire community at PTP was supportive of the process and a big thank you is extended to our judges (Ms. Khan, Ms. Parasram, Mme McMurrich, Ms. Naughton, Mme Rocheford, Mme Wasag.
Of course we have to thank the parents and Plum Tree community who supported the process by listening countless times to your child prepare their speech…thank you to everyone for making the Excellence in Eloquence Speech Competition at Plum Tree a success!