Papanui Rotary Junior Speech Contest
Papanui Rotary runs a Junior Speech competition every year for students from years 5-8.
There is an excellent response from local schools. Most years there are at least nine schools represented. This year 2 new schools joined the competition. The students produce many outstanding speeches on a wide range of subjects.
This year there are over 30 students competing in Years 5 and 6  and 25 in Years 7 and 8. The top 4 speakers from each year go through to the finals which are held at the Heaton Intermediate Performing Arts Centre.
The standard of speeches is always very high and makes it a tough night for the judges.
It’s a great event which helps young students develop a skill to take them into their lives with the confidence to speak in public.