English speech festival

English medium schools all over Gauteng participate in an English Speech Festival once a year. Laerskool Menlopark is one of only a few Afrikaans medium schools that participates in this prestigious event. At this festival, pupils from gr.1-7 have the opportunity to participate in a variety of sections including:

  • recital of a prepared poem

  • group poetry

  • unprepared sight reading and

  • unprepared speech

Adjudicators of a very high standard do the judging and certificates varying from gold ++ to bronze are awarded to each pupil.

English public speaking
Pupils are encouraged to prepare a speech on a given topic and present it to a professional adjudicator during the public speaking evening at school.