BAYSPEAK is a youth public speaking competition for secondary school students around the Bayside region of Victoria run by the Rotary Clubs of Brighton, Brighton North and Sandringham.
It is designed for secondary school students who:
It is based on a proven model developed by the Rotary Club of Hoppers Crossing called WYNSPEAK.
WYNSPEAK is in its fifteenth year, and over 1,000 secondary school aged students, representing some 38 secondary schools in the Western Region of Melbourne, have participated in, and benefitted from this competition since its inception.
The competition covers two levels:
Each school can enter two students in the junior section and two students in the senior section of the competition.
BAYSPEAK has been developed to provide students with an opportunity to practice and test their public speaking skills and gain confidence from public speaking before a live audience, a lifelong skill that can take be taken into future social and working lives.
Public speaking is one of the most important and often most dreaded forms of communication. Students with good public speaking ability can benefit through:
The competition involves two preliminary week long rounds and one final round held at venues in the Bayside area.
The dates are as follows: