Finley Lions Club hosted its annual Junior Public Speaking competition on Sunday.
A strong attendance of 60 people filled the Bob Close Pavilion as students from Finley and Blighty Public Schools and St Joseph’s School in Finley competed.
Students in the Year 3-4 category were required to rewrite a classic fairy tale, story or nursery rhyme, and Year 5-6 students were asked to become an author and present the beginning of a story.
Event organiser and Finley Lions member Carol Kennedy said the children displayed great confidence in their speech delivery.
‘‘I was impressed with such a great display once again from the students,’’ Mrs Kennedy said.
‘‘It’s a great opportunity to experience public speaking and their research and writing skills.
‘‘It’s amazing to see these young people so confident speaking in front of a crowd.’’
According to Mrs Kennedy, judges Anne Freestone and Syd Dudley has a difficult task in choosing a winner.
The Hay brothers from Blighty Public School — Angus and Jack — won the Year 3-4 and Year 5-6 competition respectively.
Angus spoke on his version of ‘Three Little Pigs’ and Jack created an anti-bullying story entitled ‘Agent Nike and the School Showdown’.
The brothers will now compete in the zone final at the Berrigan CWA rooms on Sunday, August 13.