The Ridley College Lower School Public Speaking competition was held yesterday afternoon. Students in Grades 4-8 participated in junior, intermediate, senior and English Language Learner divisions. The speaking competition is a long-standing tradition dating back to the origins of the school. This year the English Language Learner category was added for students whose first language is not English. The speeches informed, entertained and persuaded. Congratulations to all of the participants – it’s certainly not easy to deliver a speech in front of a large audience!
The junior and senior winners will participate in the annual Grantham Optimist Public Speaking Championships, while the intermediate winner will have the opportunity to compete against students from other independent schools in Toronto.
Junior Division: KyoKo T.
Intermediate: Seth M.
Senior: Liana B.
English Language Learner: Luis N.