Technology infuses classrooms with digital learning tools such as computers and handheld gadgets; expands course offerings, experiences, and learning materials; supports learning 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The education industry has also slowly but surely accommodated these shifting demand trends, bringing with it a unique set of challenges. As Covid-19 changed the world and the education landscape, distance education and online learning became accelerated by necessity.
As one of the APG core values, being adaptable is of essence. The Grade 7 Youth Talk Prepared Speech contest has adapted its procedures from this shifting of trends. This event aimed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their ability to research, think, organize, and present their thoughts on a given topic based on current issues.
The contest was held virtually on May 23, 2021 at 8:30 in the morning. The virtual contest was well attended by the parents, students, and administrators. Contestants delivered their speeches with prominent hand gestures, facial expression and voice modulation. This brought to the final decision of the judges, who chose the best three finalists who won a plaque and a certificate. Sarah Hussain AlJaidoom of 7A with the topic “Covid 19-The brighter side in economy, environment and health” bested the fifteen finalists and declared as first place. Abbas Yasser Alsawad of 7D persuaded everyone with “Money can’t buy happiness” who took second place and Ahmed Tawfeeq Kadhem was in third place with the topic “COVID 19- The brighter side in economy, environment and health”.
The event was concluded by a challenge from the English Coordinator Miss Ida Mae Orbe.
“In order to be successful, you should have the ID, that imaginary destination to encourage yourselves to dream of new ideas and opportunities. You should have the ability to explore topics that interest you, at your own pace, and in your own way. Read, Practice, Deliver.