Franklin D Roosevelt triumph at Rotary Speech Competition 2014 Finals

Franklin D Roosevelt triumph at Rotary Speech Competition 2014 Finals

The Northcliff Rotary Club together with Crawford Preparatory Lonehill recently hosted their Annual Primary School Speech Competition. Participating schools included Bryandale Primary School, Bramley Primary School, Bryanston Primary School, Constantia Primary School, Crawford Lonehill, Franklin D Roosevelt Primary School, I R Griffith Primary School, Jeppe Preparatory, Midrand Primary School, Wendywood Primary School and Northcliff Primary School.

“The club has been hosting this annual event for the last 33 years which has become a highlight in the primary school calendar over the years” said Club Services Director, Dean Gounden. We are proud that we are able to play a small role within our community to maintain a high standard of the English spoken language said Gounden.

The theme for this year’s prepared speech category was “Actions don’t have to change the world to be important”. The winner of the prepared speech category was Raeesah Gangat of Franklin D Primary and the runner up was Samantha Lliffe from Northcliff Primary School.

The winner in the Impromptu speech category was Kyla Swart from Bryandale Primary School and the runner up was Jasmika Kisten of IR Griffith Primary School. The overall winner of the 2014 Speech Competition was Franklin D Roosevelt School in Roosevelt Park.

Chief Judge and author, Mr Brian Appleton from the National Eisteddfod Academy and Ms Alison Chambers were impressed with the standard and quality of the speeches presented by the participants.

Past President Hans Mostert thanked the Principal and staff of Crawford Preparatory School, Lonehill for hosting the competition and Exclusive Books for their kind sponsorship of books for all the participants.

20140418-1Dignitaries attended the opening
20140418-2Beautiful kitchen donated by Parmalat
20140418-3Playground facilities
20140418-4Residents and other attendees. Rtn Win Bauer took photographs
20140418-5Rtn Ansie Hibberd and VIP
20140418-6PP Annemarie Mostert, Rtn Ansie Hibberd with VIP
20140418-7PP Annemarie Mostert, Dr Pat Francis
20140418-8Dr Pat Francis, PDG Mark Doyle and Mrs Doyle
20140418-9Dr Pat Francis, Chief Mathibe