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We would love to share the results of our two speakers who represented Marlborough Girls' College and the regional Ngā Manu Kōrero competition in Whakatū.
Cleo Collins competed in the Sir Turi Carroll, Junior English section. Cleo spoke really well placed 2nd overall.
Arlie Bates competed in the Korimako, Senior English section.
She had a confident stand and delivered her kōrero well. Arlie placed 1st equal with Nelson College for Girls in the Impromptu section, 1st place in the prepared section and therefore took out the top prize of 1st overall.
We are so proud of our tauira who came up with their speeches using their own ideas and bouncing off their peers and being inspired by their Māori superheroes. Our support crew of 15 students represented the school and Te Riu o te Wairau with pride and class. We are fortunate to have such brilliant students.
We would like to acknowledge Whaea Sarah for her support in the kaupapa. Alice Wilson who judged our school competition and, alongside Whaea Sarah, provided valuable feedback to our speakers which no doubt contributed to their success. Another special mention to Sharon Kennard, who works quietly in the background providing support for our students giving them tips and tricks for speeches.
It takes a village to raise a child. We have some amazing kaiako in our village nurturing our leaders of tomorrow. So a huge mihi to you all and the contributions you make daily.
Here is a photo of our two kaikōrero after prize giving.
Ngā mihi nui, Nā Louisa