QC faces Nations, St John’s vies with Christ Church

– in GBTI impromptu speaking contest today

The GBTI Secondary School Impromptu Speaking competition for fourth formers continues today with Queen’s College facing off with School of the Nations and St John’s College competing against Christ Church.

On Tuesday meanwhile, St Joseph High defeated Annandale Secondary 635 points to 483 points. Topics chosen by St Joseph were: ‘It is better to be poor than rich’; ‘My all time favourite movie’ and ‘What school subject is most useful in everyday life?’

Annandale Secondary on the other hand chose ‘Body piercings and tattoos’; ‘Life without electricity’ and ‘How to make a new friend’. Also competing on Tuesday were Mae’s Secondary and Cummings Lodge Secondary. Mae’s defeated Cummings Lodge 648 to 510 points. Topics chosen by Mae’s were ‘Good manners make life easier’; ‘Living in the countryside is better that living in the city’ and ‘The regulations for minibuses should be stricter’. Cummings Lodge selected ‘Laughter is the best medicine’; ‘How can we stop road carnage’ and ‘I prefer a movie to a book’ as the topics to speak on.

The judges in the competition were Maureen Williams, Sheik Sadiq and Magda Pollard.

Meanwhile, last Thursday President’s College and Bishops’ High were winners in the speaking competition when they competed with Marian Academy and St Rose’s High school respectively.

President’s College beat Marian Academy 660 to 635 points with their chosen topics: ‘What I like most about my school’, ‘Guyana is a tropical paradise’ and ‘Honesty is the best policy’. Marian Academy’s topics were ‘Cell phones do more harm than good’, ‘Teenage pregnancy’ and ‘All that glitters is not gold’. And Bishops’ High scored 714 points beating St Rose’s High’s 701 points.

Bishops’ students spoke on ‘Excessive after school lessons’, ‘A sense of humour is essential’ and ‘Punctuality is important for school students’, while St Rose’s topics were ‘Real learning does not occur in a classroom’, ‘Drinking and driving’ and ‘The greatest gift we can give others’.

Judges in last Thursday’s competition were Sheik Sadiq, Bonita Hunter and Bernadette Persaud.

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