Young public speakers wow CSU audience
15 OCTOBER 2014
Six pupils from Bathurst South Public School impressed a large audience of teacher education students and lecturers with three-minute public speeches at Charles Sturt University (CSU) on Monday 13 October. Dr Lena Danaia, lecturer at the CSU School of Teacher Education in Bathurst, said, "The event was the culmination for first-year teacher education students of the transition to university program which covers topics such as academic literacy, numeracy, referencing, and so on. "The Bathurst South Public School students from Years 4, 5 and 6 were finalists in a recent school public speaking event, so we asked them to deliver their speeches to our students who have been working on their own public speaking skills. We thought it would be good for our students to see what primary students are capable of, given they will be teaching them in a few years. "The primary school public speakers were all outstanding and each delivered confident, humorous and entertaining talks on topics that included 'Cleaning my room' and 'Why my mother should do more work'." At the conclusion of the event the Head of the School of Teacher Education, Professor Tara Brabazon, presented gifts to the primary school students and program completion certificates to the CSU students.
Contact CSU Media to arrange interviews. Pictured are Bathurst South Public School students (left to right) Amy Parker, Blaize Grindle, Uriah Loudoun-Shand, Madie Geerkens and Darcy Press, and behind them Professor Tara Brabazon, Ms Jo Cafe (Assistant Principal, BSPS), and Dr Lena Danaia.