English Elocution Competition Std I and II
-Ms. Jessiya Sekar
“A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.”- Robert Frost
It was a delightful day for the young Boscoites of Std I and II when, amidst the pandemic, the Primary Section of Don Bosco High School, Matunga, boosted the young minds and the students recited beautiful poems for their online English Elocution Competition which was held on 9th December, 2020.
In the words of Nancy Pearcy, “Competition is always a good thing. It forces us to do our best.” This elocution competition sought to bring the best in the students in terms of improving their expression, developing communication skills, increasing their vocabulary and boosting their self-confidence. Many students gave in their names for the competition which was further selected by the Class Teachers during their online elimination round. The students recited the poems well. Two best participants were selected for the finals by the Class Teachers. The finalists were all set to exhibit their oratorical skills and were judged by Mrs. Venita D’ Costa, Mrs. Vidha Nair and Mrs. Subitha Nadar who are teachers in different schools. The judges were introduced and appreciated for spending their valuable time.
The contestants performed wholeheartedly with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The tremendous hard work put in to showcase their hidden talent was clearly visible. Mrs. Vidha Nair addressed the students about the competition and guided them with valuable suggestions. She also made it clear to the students that participating was more important than winning.
It was heart-warming to see amazing performances, which indeed, was a result of hours of practice. The students made their presentations vibrant and a happy atmosphere was created by their enthusiasm. The Head Teacher announced the winners of the competition and appreciated the efforts taken by each and every participant.
The judges appreciated the performances and gave their valuable insights. What a beautiful day it had been to watch the young Boscoites expressing beautiful thoughts with all smiles and confidence!
The winners of Grade I
First place – Kaden Dias
Second place -Zidane Sequeira
Third place-Mikel Moraes
The winners of Grade II
First place-Joshua Britto
Second place-Ujjwal Kotian
Third place -Eshaan Prabhu