NAIDOC Public Speaking & Debating Challenge
CEO Phil Naden, Board of Director Phil Sullivan and Maranguka Project Officer Vivian Prince attended the Bourke Public School this week as Judges to assist the Aboriginal Education Team with supporting the NAIDOC Public Speaking and Debating Challenge.
The 'NAIDOC Public Speaking and Debating Challenge' is aimed at students to develop skills in research, goal-setting, organisation and oral presentation while increasing their knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures in a localised context. The topic for the 2016 challenge was based on the theme for NAIDOC 2016: Songlines: The living narrative of our nation
Primary schools from Bourke and Brewarrina participated in the public speaking section of the day. The students worked together to prepare a 2 minute speech delivered as a team.
Each team prepared both affirmative and negative arguments for the topic and they were delivered in the normal debating format. Both teams were very impressive and they now both progress to the Regional finals. A big thankyou to Melissa Kirby for organising the day and getting BAHS involved in a positive community event.