On February 14th 2020, 31 students took part in an English speaking contest at our school. The competition aimed at finding the most fluent speakers from the school, who would then be sent to the “Landeswettbewerb” in St. Pölten.
The participants had to perform two tasks: First they were supposed to use a picture as a starting-point to talk about a particular topic. Next they were required to discuss a more controversial topic in pairs.
The jury, consisting of this year’s teaching assistant Bethany Donn and three English teachers, had to assess the students’ performances according to an oral assessment scale. As the students achieving top places scored really closely, it was particularly hard to come up with a fair ranking.
Yet, Raffetseder Sarah from class 8ag excelled in both tasks and emerged as the indisputable winner, convincing jurors and audience alike with her stunning performance. Lea Lindenhofer from class 6a finished in second place, and third place went to Brottrager Jonas (class 8bi). Congratulations to the winners!
But there were several other students who, though not among the top 3, could prove their excellent oral skills. Well done, all of you!
We congratulate the winners and we thank all the other students for taking part in the contest and proving their excellent oral skills. We would also like to thank the jurors for their time, the Förderverein for sponsoring the event, and the English teachers for organising and supporting the competition.
Dr. Ingrid Fischer und Mag. Doris Weger