The Inter-School Speech Contest of SKHTST Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program (TYLP) took place on 8 July, 2023 at our Lecture Theatre. There were four events: the Junior Division Prepared Speech, the Junior Division Impromptu Speech, the Senior Division Prepared Speech and the Senior Division Impromptu Speech.
For the Junior Division (Primary 5 to Form 1), there were six contestants in the Prepared Speech and six contestants in the Impromptu Speech from seven different schools. They were Baptist (Sha Tin Wai) Lui Ming Choi Primary School, La Salle College, Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary School, Po Leung Kuk Camões Tan Siu Lin Primary School, SKH Ma On Shan Holy Spirit Primary School, Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School and our school’s TYLP members.
As for the Senior Division (Form 2 to Form 5), there were five contestants in the Prepared Speech and four contestants in the Impromptu Speech from three different schools. They were Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Yuen Long Merchants Association Secondary School and our school’s TYLP members.
We were greatly honoured to have Ms. Deborah YU, Advisor, Toastmasters International District 89 Youth Leadership Program (2021-22) and Honorary Advisor, CUHK Shaw College Toastmasters Club, being our Chief Judge in the Contest. The other six judges were Mr. Malcolm BROCKLEBANK, Mr. PC CHAN, Ms. Suckey CHEUNG, Mr. Frederick POON, Mr. Logan TSE and Ms. Kitty WONG.
Our principal Mr. Jaxon WANG thanked all judges for their adjudication and most valuable written comments given to all contestants. Our TYLP, in its third year of establishment, was greatly encouraged by the 90 attendees at the Inter-School Speech Contest composed of teachers, parents and students from participating schools as well as our students, English teachers and TYLP members. Attending our Contest was also Ms. Elizabeth WONG, Senior Curriculum Development Officer from the Education Bureau.
The winners are:
Junior Division – Prepared Speech
|First Place||Tam Yu Ching||Baptist (Sha Tin Wai) Lui Ming Choi Primary School|
|Second Place||Sze Yeuk Sze Priscilla||Ma On Shan Ling Liang Primary School|
|Third Place||Chan Ling Yi Miracle||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
Junior Division – Impromptu Speech
|First Place||Justin Liu Ching Ho||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
|Second Place||Jaren Lau||Po Leung Kuk Camões Tan Siu Lin Primary School|
|Third Place||Kevin Fan||La Salle College|
Senior Division – Prepared Speech
|First Place||Wong Hei Ching||Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School|
|Second Place||Fung Ho Shun Jeremy||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
|Third Place||Cheung Yue Yuet Margo||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
Senior Division – Impromptu Speech
|First Place||Wong Ying Ching Anthea||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
|Second Place||Li Sze Man Annie||SKH Tsang Shiu Tim Secondary School|
The Inter-School Speech Contest was the culmination of our eight TYLP meetings from February to May 2023. There were 74 members comprising 44 primary 6 students, 20 junior students (Forms 1 to 3) and 10 senior students (Forms 4 to 5) from four primary schools and two secondary schools, ours included. As a learning community, students volunteered for different roles such as MC, speakers of prepared or impromptu speeches, evaluators, secretaries of evaluators and facilitators (timer and ah-counter).
Adding to the excitement in each meeting was the Voting for the Best Speakers by all members. Most inspiring were also the workshops given by different Toastmasters International members and their General Evaluation. Our deepest gratitude goes to Mr. Chih AU, Mr. Malcolm BROCKLEBANK, Mr. PC CHAN, Ms. Ivy CHEUNG, Ms. Suckey CHEUNG, Ms. Jessica LEE, Ms. Joy PAMNANI, Mr. John POON, Ms. Constance WONG and Ms. Deborah YU for devoting their Friday evenings to having meetings with us.
Special thanks go also to our retired former Vice Principal Mrs. Anne TAM, four current teachers Mr. LAM Ka Chun (Chief Advisor), Ms. HAI Wan Man, Ms. LAM Kit Shan and Mr. Nathan MARTIN, and two alunmi Ms. Bonnie WONG and Ms. Constance WONG serving as Workshop speakers and Language Masters in the meetings.