Pointed and impassioned speaking!

On Saturday 13 May 2017 the Public Speaking Society hosted Wynberg’s first ever Interschools Public Speaking competition. Rondebosch Boys’ High School, Springfield Convent School, Pinelands High School and Wynberg Girls’ High School participated in this event. We were fortunate to have past Heads of the Public Speaking and Debating Society, Lauren Gildenhuys and Thandeka Chakanyuka, back to adjudicate the competition for us.

There was a junior and senior category in the Impromptu and Prepared Divisions. We were treated to amazing speeches of a high quality and the adjudicators remarked that it was quite a difficult task to decide on the winners!

Wynberg fared as follows:

Best Senior Impromptu Speaker: Bhavika Kalan (Grade 11)

Best Junior Prepared Speaker: Camryn Beaton (Grade 9)

We are very proud of our two speakers for not only putting themselves forward for this opportunity but for also doing so incredibly well and making the school and themselves very proud.

We hope to continue hosting this event in years to come as it was a valuable means of exposure to competitive speaking and definitely helped develop the skills of our speakers.