2015 English Speech Contest
The 6th IPU New Zealand English Speech Contest was held on the 24th June 2015 for the first time in our Dojo, Recreation Centre. 42 contestants participated in the event, which showcased the speaking and presentation skills of our students at all levels of English language ability. The external judge for the contest this year was Writer / Poet Helen Lehndorf.
The theme of the Contest was "The People Who Have Influenced My Life", and this drew many inspiring and heartfelt speeches from our students, as they recalled memories mainly of their parents and high school teachers.
IPU New Zealand President Professor Wayne Edwards presented certificates to all the contestants, and winners' certificates to the 12 winners. Professor Edwards praised the speakers for their knowledge of several languages, and their ability and courage to present a speech in a second language.