Each year, the City of Kingston holds Junior Mayor Elections whereby all Primary Schools are invited to select four Grade 6 students to present on a given topic. It is a great opportunity for students to think and talk about the issues that affect young people and share these ideas with others in the community. Each group of school representatives has a nominated Head Speaker and at the conclusion of the elections, one of these Head Speakers is awarded Junior Mayor for 2017/18. This is chosen by the student representatives.
The topic for 2017 was ‘What are the benefits of young people volunteering in our community?’
The four Year 6 students, chosen by their peers to represent Kingston Heath were:
Head Speaker – Kelly L
Representatives – Dakoda L-H, Cameron R, Ava I.
Our four representatives did an outstanding job. They prepared the speech as a group, created their own props and ensured that all the members of the group were involved in the presentation. They spent a great deal of time fine tuning the speech to ensure that it ran within the correct time frame and paid particular attention to position on stage, visibility of signs and coordination of movement.
The teachers, Mr Macdermid and Mrs Wheatley, were delighted by the teamwork, commitment and school spirit on display. The speech was very much their own work and an absolute credit to Kelly, Ava, Dakoda and Cameron. Mr Macdermid was very proud to attend the day with them, along with Ms McLeod who was also very impressed with the presentation. The whole school will also have the opportunity to see the speech at the next School Assembly on Monday May 1.