A group of girls from Bunbury Primary School impressed with their public speaking recently to claim the Collie-Preston Interschool Oral Speaking competition trophy.
Two students from years three, four, five and six took on speakers from a number of other local schools with each presenting their thoughts on a range of topics.
Some of the topics spoken about included changing the date of Australia Day, ways to stop bullying, why children shouldn’t be home schooled and the advantages of being a sibling.
The young Bunbury team won $500 for their school and a trophy sponsored by Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray.
Principal Shane Doherty said the competition gave the students confidence to speak publicly and a belief that what they have to say is worth hearing.
“This event helped to build the student’s confidence and equip them with skills that will help them achieve whatever they decide to do later in life,” he said.