Year 8 student Abigail Irving is off to Parliament House NSW!
Ten competitors from all over Western NSW, from both state and independent schools, competed in the NSW Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award Western NSW Final held at Narromine High School this week and Abigail took out first place.
The students, aged between twelve and fourteen years, had to preapre and deliver a five minute speech on any subject. Abigail's chosen topic was "We Live in a Global Village". The students were also required to give a two minute impromptu speech with only five minutes' preparation time.
The standard was very high but Abigail's previous public speaking experience with the CWA and Dubbo Eisteddfods, speech and drama lessons with Mrs Marcia Macmillan and support from teachers Ms Rush and Mrs Smith held her in good stead.
Abigail will now attend the state semi finals on Friday 12 September at Parliament House, NSW.