Speaking Activities for students of different levels:
To build confidence in spoken language, various activities were organised for students to participate in. Students of all levels participated actively in these activities such as the Toastmasters and Literature Exhibition where students had to dramatize the characters from the book.
Toastmasters Competition 2015
Last Friday, the English Department organised its first Speaker's Corner event, Toastmasters Competition, for Secondary 4s and 5s. We would like to warmly congratulate the top 3 winners - Bashanthri of 5F, Marcus Ng of 5G, Arman of 4A - and praise all participants for gamely giving this their best shot!
Debate Club for selected students:
A group of high ability students have been undergoing training to develop their confidence in giving persuasive speech which is in line with the culture of a thinking school. The debate team participated in various debate competitions as well as speaking activities and members have gained many useful insights in public speaking. Justine Light (2E) even took part in the YMCA Plain English Speaking Award and attained the 3rd position in the Lower Secondary category, outshining students from several well-known schools.
Inter-school Debate updates (13 March 2015)
Congratulations to our debators!
Topic: this house would ban all private cars from entering the central areas of all major cities
Proposition: Mayflower Secondary
Opposition: St. Hilda's Sec
Best speaker: Nur Iffah of MF
Result: Proposition won!
All three judges gave a unanimous decision.
• Clearly defined policy
• Well Structured
• Excellent examples and gave alternatives
• Considered developing countries
• Able to counter opposing team
Sec 4 students interested in Mass Communication attended the Stories+U communication workshop by Singapore Polytechnic. There, they learnt the power of using stories to connect with the audience through various media platforms as well as using drama to transform people.