Our English Department in collaboration with Humanities Department organised its inaugural "Battle of Speakers Contest" in our new auditorium on 2 September 2022. It was attended by Secondary students and teachers from Years 7 to 12.
The Battle of Speakers featured 18 budding students who spoke at the event by adopting the personas of famous people like Ertugrul, Winston Churchill, JF Kennedy, Salahuddin Ayoubi, Bryan Stevenson, Greta Thunberg, Nelson Mandela, Emmeline Parkhurst, Hilary Clinton, Emma Watson, Martin Luther King Junior, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, Alexander the Great and many more.
We also had some teachers taking part like Mr Muhlis as Donald Trump, Mr Kinsella as Winston Churchill, Mr Dale Kang as Confucius and Mr Rauf as Sulayman the Magnificent.
Our panel of judges for the day were the members of the English Department. The Master of Ceremony was Ms Marwa Breis who coordinated the events with the audience quiz coordinated by Mr Mohammed Azim. The overwhelming response of the staff and students have prompted us to make this an annual event in our school calendar, inShaAllah.
The results are as follows:
Winner of Battle of Speakers 2022: Yusuf Benamar of Year 11B as Ertugrul.
- 1st Runner Up 2022: Osama Akkad of Year 11B
- 2nd Runner Up 2022: Safiyah Mohamed of Year 8 LEAP
Special Commendation Awards:
- Afra Shehzad of Year 9G4
- Fatima Abdula of Year 9G4
- Amnah Khan of Year 10G3
- Adam Najem of Year 11B
- Rafa Amir of Year 9G4
- Yasmin Al Asali of Year 8G3.