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Dramatisation Module in Crescent for Lower Secondary students
Persuasive Speech Competition
The persuasive speech competition was very enriching for us as it really tested our abilities as students. We learnt how to give a speech that can potentially sweep everyone off their feet, a speech that leaves everyone astounded, leaving them wanting more. As our tests were unfortunately scheduled on the same day as the competition, we had to prioritise and manage our time well in order to prepare for both the tests and the competition. We had to do research on the topic, write out a good argument, and study for a math test, all within five days! Despite the challenges, I have to admit that it was time well spent. This experience truly challenged our limits and ability to produce high quality work in a short time span. Our research had to extend beyond the local context to a more global level in order to produce a strong argument. This experience broadened our horizons and increased our knowledge about ongoing conflicts all around the world, allowing us to gain global awareness. It was very nerve-wrecking to deliver the speech in front of the entire cohort but it was thrilling all the same. To stand up in front of a large audience and speak my heart out is an experience that I can never get enough of and hopefully we can get more opportunities like this in the future to develop our character and public speaking skills. I would like to thank the school for creating this opportunity for us to experience public speaking.
Reported by: Jahnvi Kaushik (2G1)