Student orators study big issues from every angle

Lauren Ritchie and Deepali Rajawat practise their speeches in front of their classmates. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d445498
Lauren Ritchie and Deepali Rajawat practise their speeches in front of their classmates. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d445498

TWO Mandurah Baptist College students are gearing up for the group final of the Four Way Speech, which involves students from three local schools competing.

Year 10 students Lauren Ritchie and Deepali Rajawat will be representing the college and Mandurah City Rotary Club.

The speech contest is Australia-wide and requires students to speak about a topic they are passionate about.

They must address the following questions: is it the truth, is it fair to all concerned, will it build goodwill and will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Deepali’s speech is on her experiences with racism and how it feels like a shadow that follows her everywhere.

Lauren’s speech looks at ways to educate boys on the notion of sexual consent.

The Four Way Speech will be held at Rushton Park on November 30.