2023 Speech Festival English Syllabus

Please read the Rules and Regulations carefully before enrolment to the Speech Festival.

For complete syllabus listing, please visit HKSMSA's Website
solo verse speakingN1OpenAges 5 & 6Boys and GirlsSnap! Crack! by Richard Caley
(* Video Submission )
Dinosaur Poems – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 31
solo verse speakingN2OpenAge 7Boys and GirlsPoor Little Thing by Clive Webster
(* Video Submission )
Dinosaur Poems – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 47
solo verse speakingN3OpenAge 8Boys and GirlsThe Stars at Night by Jane and Ann Taylor100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 109
solo verse speakingN4OpenAge 9Boys and GirlsHatch Me a Riddle by John AgardThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 18
solo verse speakingN5OpenAge 10Boys and GirlsBooks Have Helped Me by Joseph CoelhoThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 44
solo verse speakingN6OpenAge 11Boys and GirlsLittlemouse by Richard EdwardsThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 14
solo verse speakingN7OpenAge 12Boys and GirlsJust Fancy That by Max FatchenThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 148-149
solo verse speakingN8OpenAge 13Boys and GirlsPrince Kano by Edward Lowbury100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 64
solo verse speakingN9OpenAge 14Boys and GirlsThe Dark by James CarterThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 223
solo verse speakingN10OpenAge 15Boys and GirlsParrot by Alan BrownjohnThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 103
solo verse speakingN11OpenAge 16Boys and GirlsOctober by Edward Thomas100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 116
solo verse speakingN12OpenAge 17Boys and GirlsSnow in the Suburbs by Thomas HardyThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 351
SonnetN13OpenAge 14 and overBoys and GirlsAn Old Song Re-Sung by John MasefieldThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 296
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 20Non-OpenP1&2GirlsI Had a Little Cat by Charles CausleyThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 86
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 21Non-OpenP1&2GirlsAll Day Saturday by Charles CausleyThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 88
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 22Non-OpenP1&2GirlsThe Squirrel - AnonymousThe Puffin Book of Nursery Rhymes – Illustrated by Raymond Briggs, page 105
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 23Non-OpenP3GirlsJellyfish Pie by Roger McGoughRoger McGough 80 Poems by Roger McGough, page 31
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 24Non-OpenP3GirlsThe Hair Fairy by Roger McGoughRoger McGough 80 Poems by Roger McGough, page 22
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 25Non-OpenP3GirlsI Like to Stay Up by Grace NicholsThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 10
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 26Non-OpenP4GirlsThe Old Woman and the Sandwiches by Libby HoustonThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 52
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 27Non-OpenP4GirlsBest Friends by Adrian HenriThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 98
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 28Non-OpenP4GirlsThe Singing Time by Leonard ClarkThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 224
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 29Non-OpenP5GirlsGood Company by Leonard ClarkThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 227
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 30Non-OpenP5GirlsThe Microbe by Hilaire BellocThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 325
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 31Non-OpenP5GirlsPoliteness by Harry GrahamThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 306
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 32Non-OpenP6GirlsThe Last Word of a Bluebird by Robert FrostThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 308
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 33Non-OpenP6GirlsAt Nine of the Night I Opened My Door by Charles Causley101 Poems for Children – Chosen by Carol Ann Duffy, pages 109-110
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 34Non-OpenP6GirlsTake a Poem by James CarterThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, pages 135-136
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 35Non-OpenS1GirlsOld David Smail by Robert ServiceThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 304-305
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 36Non-OpenS1GirlsThanks Mum by Martin GlynnThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, pages 445-446
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 37Non-OpenS1GirlsThe Sounds in the Evening by Eleanor FarjeonThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 283-284
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 38Non-OpenS2GirlsThe Mouse by Laura E. RichardsThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 346-347
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 39Non-OpenS2GirlsThe Hairy Toe - Traditional100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, pages 120-121
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 40Non-OpenS2GirlsLittle Abigail and the Beautiful Pony by Shel Silverstein100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, pages 102-103
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 41Non-OpenS3GirlsTabby by Grace NicholsThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 306
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 42Non-OpenS3GirlsGiants by Lydia PenderThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 220
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 43Non-OpenS3Girlsfrom The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 18
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 44Non-OpenS4GirlsNever Since Eden (Verses 1 to Verses 5 only) by Raymond WilsonThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 128
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 45Non-OpenS4GirlsThe Tiger by William Blake100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 17
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 46Non-OpenS4GirlsThe Giantess by Carol Ann DuffyThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, pages 282-283
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 47Non-OpenS5GirlsA Rabbit Reveals My Room by Nancy WillardThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 86
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 48Non-OpenS5GirlsSong of the Worms by Margaret Atwood 100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 12
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 49Non-OpenS6GirlsDover Beach by Matthew Arnold100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, pages 10-11
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 50Non-OpenS6GirlsThe Rabbit’s Advice by Elizabeth JenningsThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 126
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 51Non-OpenP1&2BoysTalking to the Wall by John FosterThe Poetry Chest by John Foster, page 33
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 52Non-OpenP1&2BoysMy Dog, Spot by Rodney BennettRead Me 1 – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, pages 321-322
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 53Non-OpenP3BoysI Love My Darling Tractor by Charles CausleyThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 84
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 54Non-OpenP3BoysMidnight by Jan DeanThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 68
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 55Non-OpenP4BoysBilly by Michael DuganThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 20
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 56Non-OpenP4BoysLearning by Heart by Sue Hardy-DawsonThe Big Amazing Poetry Book – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 30
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 57Non-OpenP5BoysI Know Someone Who Can by Michael RosenThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 24-25
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 58Non-OpenP5BoysI’m the Youngest in Our House by Michael RosenThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 26-27
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 59Non-OpenP6BoysThe Mystery Space Beasts by Wes MageeThe Works Key Stage 1 – Chosen by Pie Corbett, pages 117-118
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 60Non-OpenP6BoysI Think My Teacher is a Cowboy by John Coldwell100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 23
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 61Non-OpenS1BoysEldorado by Edgar Allan Poe100 Great Poems for Boys – Edited by Leslie Pockell, pages 57-58
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 62Non-OpenS1BoysAn old plot of land by Clive WebsterThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 313-314
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 63Non-OpenS2BoysTimothy Winters by Charles CausleyThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 162-163
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 64Non-OpenS2BoysLines and Squares by A. A. MilneThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 273
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 65Non-OpenS3BoysThe Bully Asleep by John WalshThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 194-195
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 66Non-OpenS3BoysSorry Sorry Sorry by James CarterRead Me and Laugh – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, pages 380-381
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 67Non-OpenS4BoysThe Blind Boxer by W. H. DaviesThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 320-321
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 68Non-OpenS4BoysThe Fiddler of Dooney by William Butler Yeats100 Great Poems for Boys – Edited by Leslie Pockell, page 67
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 69Non-OpenS5BoysThe Thousandth Man by Rudyard Kipling100 Great Poems for Boys – Edited by Leslie Pockell, pages 151-152
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 70Non-OpenS6BoysThese I Have Loved… by Rupert BrookeThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 267-268
Solo Prose SpeakingN139OpenAge 5-6Boys & GirlsHumphrey's Tiny Tales 3: My Creepy-Crawly Camping Adventure! by Betty G. Birney
(* Video Submission Mode )
Chapter 2, Boys and Noise, pages 24-27
Faber and Faber
From:
I ran and ran inside my hamster ball…
To:
…in my cage on the table.
Solo Prose SpeakingN140OpenAge 7-8Boys & GirlsMr Dog and the Seal Deal by Ben Fogle
(* Video Submission Mode )
Chapter 3, A Cry For Help, pages 24-25
Harper Collins
From:
Mr Dog wandered through the woodland that…
To:
…west was best, and off he went.
Solo Prose SpeakingN141OpenAge 9Boys & GirlsEsio Trot by Roald DahlPages 6-7
Puffin


From:
Alfie had been with Mrs Silver for years…
To:
…OH, HOW I HAVE MISSED YOU!’
Solo Prose SpeakingN142OpenAge 10Boys & GirlsPaddington Abroad by Michael BondChapter 3, Trouble At The Airport, pages 41-43
Harper Collins
From:
Excitement mounted in the Browns’ house…
To:
…rescued from the dustbin some days before.
Solo Prose SpeakingN143OpenAge 11Boys & GirlsThe Giant’s Necklace by Michael MorpurgoPages 22-24
Walker Books ISBN 9781406373493
From:
In the end the heat proved too much for her mother…
To:
…on her jersey and jeans.
Solo Prose SpeakingN144OpenAge 12Boys & GirlsPinocchio by Carlo CollodiChapter 16, pages 83-85
Puffin
From:
While poor Pinocchio, hung on a branch of…
To:
…to put his tail in when it was raining.


Solo Prose SpeakingN145OpenAge 13Boys & GirlsPrecious and the Mystery of Meerkat Hill, Chapter 1, pages 81-82BC Books ISBN 9781780277417
From:
This is the story of a girl called…
To:
…but that is how it seems.
Solo Prose SpeakingN146OpenAge 14Boys & GirlsTales of Childhood by Roald DahlChapter “Homesickness”, pages 109-110
Puffin
From:
Miss Root’s voice had…
To:
…array of dental tools.
Solo Prose SpeakingN147OpenAge 15Boys & GirlsGoing Solo by Roald DahleChapter “The Green Mamba”, pages 41-42
Puffin ISBN 9780141365558
From:
Oh, those snakes! How I hated them!…
To:
…He didn't even raise his voice.
Solo Prose SpeakingN148OpenAge 16 and overBoys & GirlsOld Filth by Jane GardamChapter “The Donheads”, pages 5-6
Abacus ISBN 9780349139494
From:
He was spectacularly clean…
To:
…how to treat servants and they stayed for years.

 

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Are Speech and Drama Exams Really Necessary?

Scope of Speech and Drama Exams

Trinity College of London, London College of Music (LCM), and London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) all offer Speech and Drama Exams. These exams are pathways to diplomas and certifications in the areas of speech, drama, and performing arts, from accredited institutions. There are 8 different exam levels, called grades. Students enroll in these progressive classes, leveling up through each grade exam completed. Multiple syllabi are offered depending on the program in which the student is participating. As they level up, students build upon previously acquired skills from lower grades. Students are encouraged to move laterally across different syllabi to pick up a variety of skills before moving up in grades. Exams are designed to prepare students for real-world situations, allowing them to employ creativity and effective communication with confidence to achieve success, especially in their professional and educational lives. Exams are a long-standing badge of honor and dedication to perfecting a craft and enhancing one’s skills in communication and public speaking.

Enhanced Communication Skills by Speech and Drama Exams

One of the basic pillars of Speech and Drama exams is the shaping of communication skills. Communication is a constant theme throughout all grade levels and categories of exams.

Participants learn how to express emotions and ideas through verbal language and non-verbal language. Communication is one skill that is undeniably part of every minute of every human’s life. We conversate with others, communicate messages to strangers through our body language, and even when alone, we communicate with ourselves through self-talk and self-care. Preparing for speech and drama exams allows for intentional growth and development of this essential component of who we are as individuals and how we contribute socially to society.

Listening and observing are essential parts of communicating. Candidates for speech and drama exams naturally sharpen their observational and listening comprehension skills, as well as their ability to respond to verbal and non-verbal communication from others. Speech and drama exams like Trinity, LCM, and LAMDA offer a wide range of syllabi to focus on areas from verse recital and prose reading, to Shakespeare monologues and the recital of other historically relevant texts. The overall growth and development of communication skills through activities that focus on premeditated learning targets help prepare children for effectively communicating across diverse settings and for a variety of purposes.

Preparation Leads to Confidence and Success

“Proper preparation prevents poor performance,” – James Baker, former Secretary of State.

Children who participate in speech and drama exams learn early on the importance of preparation. The prestige of gaining proficiency in each grade level inspires young children to perfect their skills, which in-turn builds confidence in their abilities to communicate and perform. According to Trinity’s current syllabus found at TrinityCollege.com, the “21st Century Employability and Learning Skills” being targeted and developed are, “ Communicative and Interpersonal Skills, Creativity, Working Under Pressure and Deadlines, Organizational Skills Critical Thinking Skills, and Confidence.” Participating in Speech and Drama exams provides children with intentional instruction and development in these essential life skills, giving them a leg-up in their development into successful, thriving adults.

Speech and Drama exams also prepare young children for interviews and discussions that may lead to further opportunities. Many schools require interviews to be accepted including P1 Entrance Interviews, College Admissions Interviews, and interviews for enrollment in prestigious boarding schools. Participating in Speech and Drama exams prepares candidates to ensure they have the skills and confidence to make top-notch impressions on entrance committees, increasing their opportunities for acceptance to prestigious programs worldwide.

What to Expect

Since the onset of COVID, many things have changed and Speech and Drama Exams are no exception. One important note is that all exam boards have now offered the ability for candidates to submit exams in video form or to present their piece online in real-time. These options are in addition to face-to-face exams. Students need to be familiarized with each exam mode and techniques to do well in these exams. This is a great way for participants to prepare for other interview scenarios. Many school admission interviews or auditions are being replaced by video self-introductions or responses to talking points about specific topics.

Participating in Speech and Drama exams prepares candidates to perform well in different modes of delivering information to a group, therefore increasing their odds of acceptance in desired programs.

As students master skills and complete exams, they will move up in grade level. They should also enroll in courses across different syllabi offerings to gain multidisciplinary skills. For most exams, candidates can either participate as a solo candidate or in pairs. This allows for more dynamic performances depending on the learning targets for each syllabus.

Trinity, LCM, and LAMDA are all exam boards that are well established and accredited by UK Ofqual to award graded and diploma qualifications. These qualifications are highly regarded by many academic institutions, including universities and prestigious boarding schools. While Speech and Drama exams are not required, they are undeniably one of the best ways to open doors for participation in some of the most sought after programs in the world and prepare students for success in life!

How Shy Children Improve Communication Skills

What parents did to help shy children improve communication skills

Oftentimes parents of young children who are very shy, overlook speech and drama classes as potential activities their child would enjoy and benefit from. They assume such classes are reserved for kids who are outgoing and desire to be the center of attention.

The fact is, shy kids can enjoy and flourish in drama and speech classes, often becoming some of the most dynamic performers due to their intuitive nature and ability to analyze situations.

There are many roles that must be filled in order for a performance to come to fruition. For this reason, drama programs are often a melting pot of people with different personalities and lifestyles. There is a space in the performing arts for everyone and typically, there is a heightened effort to create synergy amongst all participants.

Shy children will benefit from a program where they are accepted for who they are and encouraged to assume different roles and experiment coming out of their shell in a safe space. This is exactly the type of environment created in drama and speech classes.

Social Simulations Lead to Increased Comfort

When children are very shy, it is easy to think they do not want to engage in social interactions.

Realistically, all people, even children who may be very shy, have the same need for friends and social acceptance. Sometimes the unknowns of socializing with strangers are the scariest parts of interacting with others.

The constant mental anguish of wondering what to say or how to place your arms and stand all while trying not to be awkward can be enough to deter some people from participating in activities involving social interactions.

The more familiar we are with situations, the more comfortable we are in them; it mitigates the factor of the unknown. When young children participate in drama and speech classes, they are essentially getting coached through simulated social situations. Practice is the key to getting better at literally anything and that includes socialization.

Socialization and Communication Go Hand-in-Hand

One of the key factors of successful social interactions is the ability to communicate. Through simulated social interactions that are coached by caring adults, young children gain an opportunity to practice communication skills, which are some of the most important essential life skills for living a happy, fulfilled life. No matter what a person does in their free or professional time, they will inevitably need to communicate. The socialization-communication cycle leads to

the development of friend groups and social relationships. As noted in an article from psychreg.org, “Attending a performing arts group provides students with space for a social connection, creating a sense of belonging.” Very shy children will tend to socialize more when they are comfortable and confident in their ability to communicate and be accepted by their peers.

Benefits to Mental Health

Providing time for kids to practice socializing helps alleviate some of the anxiety revolving around communicating and engaging with others. Performing Arts programs have been shown to help reduce stress and boost confidence. Young children in drama and speech classes can learn to use the same skills they use to combat stage fright to alleviate school stress or separation anxiety. As they grow up and experience more complicated academic courses and peer relationships, kids will be more equipped to deal with the stresses that can come along with them and more adept at navigating these social scenarios thanks to the practice they receive in performing arts programs such as drama.

Growing up involves change. Young children experience many transitions as they grow. The transition from toddlerhood to adolescence involves leaving home or preschool to begin attending primary school. Kids often have difficulty processing these big changes and assimilating comfortably to new settings and people. Drama classes give kids the confidence to face new experiences and ease the pains of transitions. Through role playing, kids in performing arts programs can experiment with outcomes and remove the element of fear associated with unfamiliar scenarios.

From Shy to Star of the Show

It may come as a shock, but some of the biggest stars in theater have been described as shy people. According to Castingfrontier.com, “Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Jim Carrey, Danny Aiello, Melissa Rauch, Jim Parsons, Chris Pine, Tom Hanks, and Al Pacino are all known to have endured painful shyness during their childhoods.” Drama classes create the perfect space for young children who are shy to blossom and truly grow into their own personalities with confidence. Shyness can even be seen as a strength in theater due to the analytical nature of most people who are described as such.

Drama classes are for EVERYONE, especially very shy children! If you are looking for ways to engage your child and build positive life skills, drama, public speaking, and performing arts programs deserve a spot at the top of your list of activities to check out!

2022 Speech Festival English Syllabus

Please read the Rules and Regulations carefully before enrolment to the Speech Festival.

For complete syllabus listing, please visit HKSMSA's Website
solo verse speakingN1OpenAges 5 & 6Boys and GirlsMrs Spider by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 74
solo verse speakingN2OpenAge 7Boys and GirlsTea with Aunty Mabel by Jeanne WillisPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, page 122
solo verse speakingN3OpenAge 8Boys and GirlsThe Whistler by June CrebbinThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 64-65
solo verse speakingN4OpenAge 9Boys and GirlsTrick or Treat by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 16
solo verse speakingN5OpenAge 10Boys and GirlsHomework! Oh, Homework! by Jack Prelutsky100 Best Poems for Children – Edited by Roger McGough, page 89
solo verse speakingN6OpenAge 11Boys and GirlsInstructions for Giants by John RicePoems Chosen by Pau to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, pages 66-67
solo verse speakingN7OpenAge 12Boys and GirlsThe Song of the Mischievous Dog by Dylan ThomasThe Works 5 –l Cookson, pages 286-287
solo verse speakingN8OpenAge 13Boys and GirlsHong Kong by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 99
solo verse speakingN9OpenAge 14Boys and GirlsCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia DonaldsonCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia Donaldson, pages 8-9
solo verse speakingN10OpenAge 15Boys and GirlsThe Magic of the Mind by Clive WebsterThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, pages 406-407
solo verse speakingN11OpenAge 16Boys and GirlsLost Magic by Brian MosesThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 140
solo verse speakingN12OpenAge 17Boys and GirlsClimbing the World by John RiceThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 317-318
SonnetN13OpenAge 14 and overBoys and GirlsA Sonnet for Shakespeare by Eleanor McLeod Even More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 58
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 20Non-OpenP1&2GirlsA Chubby Little Snowman – AnonymousThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 86
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 21Non-OpenP1&2GirlsWitch, Witch by Rose Fyleman The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 91
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 22Non-OpenP1&2GirlsGone by Eric FinneyThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 80
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 23Non-OpenP3GirlsHair Drier by Maggie HolmesTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 92
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 24Non-OpenP3GirlsCats by Eleanor FarjeonPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, page 95
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 25Non-OpenP3GirlsSummer Days by Anne EnglishThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 68
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 26Non-OpenP4GirlsCross Katy by Julia DonaldsonCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia Donaldson, page 49
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 27Non-OpenP4GirlsMagic Horse by John FosterTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, pages 50-51
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 28Non-OpenP4GirlsThe New Generation by Angela ToppingThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 290-291
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 29Non-OpenP5GirlsQuestion Time by Julia DonaldsonPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, pages 60-61
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 30Non-OpenP5GirlsMopsy and Me by Eleanor McLeodPoems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! By Eleanor McLeod, page 75
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 31Non-OpenP5GirlsLook Out! by Max FatchenThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 96
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 32Non-OpenP6GirlsThe Tree and the Pool by Brian PattenPoems to Perform – Chosen by Julia Donaldson, page 26
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 33Non-OpenP6GirlsThe Box by John KitchingThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 332
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 34Non-OpenP6GirlsPercy by Mary GreenThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 165
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 35Non-OpenS1GirlsMrs Nugent’s Budgie by John FosterThe Poetry Chest by John Foster, page 163
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 36Non-OpenS1GirlsSome One by Walter de la MareRead Me 2 – Chosen by Gaby Morgan, page 13
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 37Non-OpenS1GirlsChristmas Tree by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 21
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 38Non-OpenS2GirlsThe Kitten at Play by William WordsworthThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 307
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 39Non-OpenS2GirlsI’m Sure I Saw a Witch Last Night by Eleanor McLeodMore Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too! by Eleanor McLeod, page 15
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 40Non-OpenS2GirlsAn Alien Ate My Homework by Kaye UmanskyThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 297-298
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 41Non-OpenS3GirlsThe Snowman by Roger McGoughThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 332
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 42Non-OpenS3GirlsThe Magic World of Books by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 66
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 43Non-OpenS3GirlsThe Mermaid and the Fisherman by John FosterThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 212
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 44Non-OpenS4GirlsLove Letter - from the Wizard to the Witch by John FosterThe Poetry Chest by John Foster, page 190
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 45Non-OpenS4GirlsAn Old Woman’s Fire by Jackie KayThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 153
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 46Non-OpenS4GirlsA Televised Surprise by David HarmerThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 204
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 47Non-OpenS5GirlsWhat Teachers Wear in Bed! by Brian MosesThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 132
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 48Non-OpenS5GirlsDrama Lessons by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 69
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 49Non-OpenS6GirlsLetter Sent on Earth Day by Eleanor McLeodEven More Poems for Children to Enjoy and Teachers Too by Eleanor McLeod, page 55
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 50Non-OpenS6GirlsThe Lady of Shalott (Part I) by Alfred, Lord TennysonThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 342-343
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 51Non-OpenP1&2BoysSounds Good! by Judith NichollsThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 50
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 52Non-OpenP1&2BoysRickety Train Ride by Tony MittonThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 69
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 53Non-OpenP3BoysMy Sister’s Eating Porridge by John ColdwellTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 26
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 54Non-OpenP3BoysTadpoles by Rose FylemanTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 68
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 55Non-OpenP4BoysPlasticine by Wendy CopeTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, page 46
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 56Non-OpenP4BoysI’m the One Who Rules the School by Clive WebsterThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, page 366
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 57Non-OpenP5BoysMy Grannies by June CrebbinCrazy Mayonnaisy Mum by Julia Donaldson, page 38
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 58Non-OpenP5BoysGuinea Pig by Julia DonaldsonRead Me 2 – page 201-2
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 59Non-OpenP6BoysMagic Shoes by Brian MosesTwinkle Twinkle Chocolate Bar – Compiled by John Foster, pages 48-49
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 60Non-OpenP6BoysSpaghetti! Spaghetti! by Jack PrelutskyThe Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems – Edited by June Crebbin, page 60
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 61Non-OpenS1BoysMissing Important Things by Peter DixonThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, pages 75-76
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 62Non-OpenS1BoysToday is Very Boring by Jack PrelutskyThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 56
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 63Non-OpenS2BoysJimmy Jet and His TV Set by Shel SilversteinThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 99
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 64Non-OpenS2BoysLetters to the Three Pigs by Clare BevanThe Works 3 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 236-237
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 65Non-OpenS3BoysAn Alphabet Trip Through Space by Angi HoldenThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, pages 170-171
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 66Non-OpenS3BoysWe’re the Downhill Racers by Paul CooksonThe Poetry Store – Compiled by Paul Cookson, pages 316-317
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 67Non-OpenS4BoysThe Vikings by John WhitworthThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 318
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 68Non-OpenS4BoysThe Way Through the Woods by Rudyard KiplingThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, page 336
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 69Non-OpenS5BoysSea Fever by John MasefieldThe Works 5 – Chosen by Paul Cookson, page 194
solo verse speakingU/E/K/Y 70Non-OpenS6BoysColonel Fazackerley by Charles CausleyThe Puffin Book of Modern Children’s Verse – Edited by Brian Patten, pages 164-165
Solo Prose SpeakingN139OpenAge 5-6Boys & GirlsThe Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar WildeChapter “The Selfish Giant”, pages 21-22
HarperCollins ISBN 9780008110642
From:
Every afternoon, when school was over,…
To:
…the little boy he had loved.
Solo Prose SpeakingN140OpenAge 7-8Boys & GirlsJames and the Giant Peach by Roald DahlChapter 6, pages 19-20 / pages 25-26
Puffin ISBN 9780141365459 / 9780141322636
From:
James tiptoed a little closer…
To:
…Up you go!’
Solo Prose SpeakingN141OpenAge 9Boys & GirlsThe Twits by Roald DahlChapter 7, The Wormy Spaghetti, pages 15-16
Puffin ISBN 9780142410394


From:
The next day, to pay…
To:
…“It’s too squishy.”
Solo Prose SpeakingN142OpenAge 10Boys & GirlsThe World’s Worst Parents by David WalliamsChapter “Miss Tutelage”, pages 173-174
HarperCollins ISBN 9780008430306
From:
“The complete novels of Charles Dickens!” announced…
To:
…shot up into the air.
Solo Prose SpeakingN143OpenAge 11Boys & GirlsThe Witches by Roald DahlChapter “Metamorphosis”, pages 109-111
Puffin ISBN 9780141361611 / 9780141322643
From:
Far away in the distance,…
To:
…and kept very still.
Solo Prose SpeakingN144OpenAge 12Boys & GirlsMr Stink by David WalliamsChapter 12, Pongy Pong, pages 143-145
HarperCollins ISBN 9780007279067
From:
Chloe spotted an old…
To:
…must have smelled him.


Solo Prose SpeakingN145OpenAge 13Boys & GirlsHarry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. RowlingChapter 11, Quidditch, pages 204-205
Bloomsbury ISBN 9781408855652
From:
Hermione had fought her way…
To:
…ended in complete confusion.
Solo Prose SpeakingN146OpenAge 14Boys & GirlsDemon Dentist by David WalliamsChapter 17, Come to Mummy, pages 192-195
HarperCollins ISBN 9780007453580
From:
Miss Root’s voice had…
To:
…array of dental tools.
Solo Prose SpeakingN147OpenAge 15Boys & GirlsThe Haunting of Charles Dickens by Lewis BuzbeeChapter 4, A dark night with some startling illuminations, page 61
Macmillan ISBN 9780312641238
From:
The last violet light…
To:
…frightened of the living.”
Solo Prose SpeakingN148OpenAge 16 and overBoys & GirlsPennies for Hitler by Jackie FrenchChapter 5, pages 32-33
HarperCollins ISBN 9780732292096
From:
The lid came down…
To:
…free to come to England too.

2021 Speech Festival – P1&2 Solo Verse Speaking – Winners

今年 P1-2 男孩子在Non Open Solo Verse 項目中似乎對這首 《Uncle Ben from Number One 》情有獨鍾,參加人數也好像比另一首為多。不過,無論人數多寡,同學還是努力備賽,部分P1 參賽者更是首次參加便獲獎呢!Let’s keep it up and be the Number One !
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同學J – Champion🥇
同學L – Champion🥇
同學L – Champion🥇
同學J – Champion🥇
同學A – Second🥈
同學E – Second🥈
同學H – Second🥈
同學R – Third🥉

2021 Speech Festival – N1 & N139 – Solo Verse Speaking & Solo Prose Speaking (5-6 Years) – Winners

校際朗誦多個項目中,競爭最激烈的一定是N1 Solo Verse 和 N139 Solo Prose Speaking,兩項同為公開組,不但融合了本地學校與國際學校、還有男👦🏻、女孩子👧🏻和K2、K3、小一的學生,參賽人數亦非常多!今年以K2 五歲之齡在N1 和 N139 組別中得獎的同學亦不少,尤以N139 Prose Speaking , 能夠突圍而出實在不易,家長和同學都下了很大苦功,認真上課,反覆練習,實在十分難得🎉🎉U deserve the BEST !!

同學M ( age 5 / K2 )N1 – Champion 🥇
N139 – First Runner Up 🥈🎉
同學A ( age 6 / K3 )
N1 – Champion 🥇🎉
同學J ( age 6 / K3 )N1 – Champion🥇 🎉
同學S ( age 6 / P1 )N1 – First Runner Up 🥈🎉
同學J ( age 5 / K2 )N1 – First Runner Up 🥈🎉
N139 – Second Runner Up 🥉🎉
同學M ( age 6 / P1 )N1 – First Runner Up 🥈🎉
同學S ( age 6 / P1 )N1 – First Runner Up 🥈🎉

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