In response to feedback from potential participants and their teachers, the Kiama Independence Day Speech Contest has been postponed in recognition of the heavy schedule for senior students in the first half of the year.
The contest, addressing the topic What does independence mean to me?, is open to all secondary students who live or study in the Kiama Municipality. It is an opportunity to improve their confidence and to develop their speech-writing and public speaking skills, in a tribute to the speeches made to keep Kiama Council independent.
The closing date for the submission of a five minute speech has been extended until late June, with eight finalists to present their speeches at a date yet to be set.
“The winner’s prize is a trip for three to Vietnam, courtesy of Vietnam Airlines and Kiama Council, in recognition of Kiama’s strong links with our sister city Hoi An,” says Councillor Neil Reilly.
Entries can be made via Council’s website.