Together with the rest of the Middle and Senior School, the children in Room 19 have been working on writing speeches on heroes. They have all done really well. As a class we learnt how to write and deliver an effective speech. Our teacher, Mr L modelled a speech for us, as he wrote one as well. Mr L’s hero is John Key. Last Thursday and Friday each of us had to present our speeches and Mr L judged. Five of us now go through to the Speech finals this coming Wednesday in the School Hall. We wish then the very best of luck. You can read Clara, Nicole, Kaci, Jaden, and Victoria’s speech below...
A Speech written by Clara
I am about to tell you about my hero. She has short, blond hair and is 60 years old. Her favourite meal is roast beef and vegetables. She loves helping people and giving a hand to the elderly. She is my hero- Nana is my hero. She prefers to be known as Shirley around her friends and mates. As you’ve probably guessed by now, nana is MY hero, my idol and my number one. Over the next couple of minutes, I aim to inform you about nana and why she is so popular, a role model and my hero. Along the way, I hope to share some of the lighter or funny moments you won’t know about my amazing and helpful nana.
Nana was born in 1944. Her parents’ names were Len and Audrey Bray. Her favourite pet is a dog. Her favourite television programme is Shortland Street. She lived on Awanui Road when she was a little girl. Nana has a sister whose name is Aunty Maureen. When she was little she had both a cat and a dog. She was born in Kaitaia Maternity Hospital. Some of her friends’ names are Jan, Julie, Jean, Tess and Dot. When she went to school, there was a pot belly stove in the corner to keep the class warm. One of her teacher’s was called Mr Holmes.
Nana really, really, really loves us and shows this by giving us lots of kisses and cuddles. Nana is my hero, she is not just nana, she is my hero, and I love her…GO NANA!
A Speech written by Nicole
I am about to tell you about a hero, a family man, a funny yet very helpful guy. He is a plumber too. Ian Douglas Watson or dad around me is an average New Zealander and I LOVE HIM. He is cool. As you’ve probably guessed by now, my dad or Ian Watson is my hero, my role model and number one idol. Over the next couple of minutes I aim to tell you about the real Ian Watson, why he’s so funny and cool. Along the way, I hope to share some of the sad and lots of funny moments in my dad’s life.
My Grandad, a Hero
A Speech written by Kaci
I am about to tell you about a person who is quite old, nice and quite quiet too. He’s a hero…my grandad or poppa as he likes us kids to call him. As you’ve probably guessed by now, my grandad is my hero, my number one. Throughout my speech, I aim to tell you about the memories through my grandad’s life and just why I think he is my hero.
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls I hope I’ve given you more of an understanding about why my grandad is my hero. Thank you for listening.
A Speech written by Jaden
He’s what some call a popular man in Hollywood. He’s rich, powerful and an awesome skater. He’s a hero – John Rodney Mullen or Rodney Mullen as he prefers to be called. Everyday he skates at skate parks, towns and cities. As you have probably guess already, Rodney Mullen is my hero, my number one sports star and over the next couple of minutes I aim to inform you about the real Rodney Mullen- what makes him so popular, famous, so awesome and of course MY HERO. Along the way I hope to inform you about Rodney Mullen’s past.
A Speech written by Victoria
Bola everyone! Did you know that most friends have a hero and that normally it’s a famous person? Well, I have something different in mind. Oops, I forgot to introduce myself…my name is Victoria. Anyway, back to my speech, a loyal and caring friend…hero…of mine is Zoe Stokes. She is my number one, my idol and my trustworthy friend. Through this speech, I hope to tell you just why Zoe Stokes is MY hero.