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    Primary English Public Speaking Contest


    13 Feb, 2023

    11 : 06

    • Last week at YCIS Chongqing we held our Speaking Contest, which had originally been planned for November, but had to be rescheduled due to the closure of the school. Last semester, everyone in primary school had the opportunity to practice their public speaking skills in class. Each student in every year level wrote a text in class, and then delivered this text in the form of a speech in front of their classmates. Public speaking is an important skill for our learners to develop. As our students progress through their academic careers and into the world of work, they may be expected to speak in public. This can be a daunting task for some, but by providing these opportunities in primary school, we hope our students can build confidence in this aspect.


      Additionally, at YCIS Chongqing, we want our learners to be ‘Risk Takers’ and overcoming challenging moments, such as speaking out in front of the class or before a large audience.  Congratulations to everyone who took part in this process in their Learning Community. The quality was extremely high and there will be more competitions coming up this year and next.


      The event was hosted by our High School MC’s Paul Gaudemard, Selene Choi, Zack Wong and Sean Li. Thank you very much for volunteering and being excellent role models for our younger students. 


      Four students from each grade level were put forward to compete in the final contest.


      As part of their first topic Knowing Me, Knowing You, Year 1 have learned a story called ‘We Are Going on a Bear Hunt’. Year 1 talked about setting and character . Students then created their own story We Are Going on a ‘something’ Hunt and acted it out.


      Congratulations to the Year 1 winner – Karen Li


      The Year 2 students have been learning about emotions. They have written personal narratives around emotions and presented these.


      Congratulations to the Year 2 winner – Youcheng Ye


      As part of their Egypt topic Year 3 have learned about Howard Carter. The archeaologist who found Tutankamun's tomb. Students had to talk about whether he was a good guy or a bad guy since a lot of the artefacts he found are now in England.


      Congratulations to the Year 3 winner – Olivia Borengasser


      Year 4 prepared a diary entry. They wrote their diary entries in the role of the main character from a book called ''The Promise' by Nicola Davies.


      Congratulations to the Year 4 winner – Regina Cheung


      Year 5 students were tasked with writing a speech focussing on migration linked to a personal story or an animal migration.


      Congratulations to the Year 5 winner – Joyce Wu


      The Year 6 students prepared a speech about a famous person who has shown a creative mind and who has inspired them in their life. The students researched and wrote biographies in class and have adapted this into a speech for their presentation.


      Congratulations to the Year 6 winner – Celine Wang


      A final thank you has to go to our High School judges who used their knowledge and experience to help fairly score the competition.