Hello Mandarin: Competing in Chinese

IGS Primary School students took part in the 'Hello Mandarin' Recitation Competition.

IGS parents and students worked diligently to prepare for the Hello Mandarin Speech Competition, held on Friday 19 May. The competition is jointly organised by the Sydney Recitation Arts Group and the Chinese Language Teachers Association of NSW. Twenty-two IGS students were selected to compete with other schools in their age groups.

Congratulations to the IGS competitors, which include Nicole from Kindy; Sidney and Wanying (Alice), Adrian, Allen, Ari, Maroun Aydin (Moony), Benjamin, Coco and Max from Year 1; William Camarsh, Caitlin, Riley Xinyao, Eden, Yeshe and Jack from Year 2; Sarina, Claire and Vicky from Year 3; Justin from Year 5 and Henry Lester from Year 12.

This competition encourages students to learn Chinese and aims to improve their self-confidence in public speaking. Competitors rehearse poems and/or stories in Mandarin and then perform their recitals in front of an audience. This initiative promotes enthusiasm for foreign languages in young Australians and enhances their oral skills.

Congratulations and best wishes to the IGS competitors to get into the final round of the competition, which will be held on Sunday 18 June at the Teachers Federation Conference Centre.