“The world needs leaders.  Leaders head families, coach teams, run businesses and mentor others. These leaders must not only accomplish, they must communicate. By regularly giving speeches, gaining feedback, leading teams and guiding others to achieve their goals in a supportive atmosphere, leaders emerge from the Toastmasters program. Every Toastmasters journey begins with a single speech. During their journey, they learn to tell their stories. They listen and answer. They plan and lead. They give feedback—and accept it. Through our community of learners, they find their path to leadership.”

Well done to all our Grade 11 pupils who recently completed the Toastmasters Youth Leadership Programme for 2017 at WBHS.  The following boys were names as winners at their respective Graduation Evenings:

Group 1

Best Prepared Speech- Thomas Earle
Best Impromptu Speech- Pierre Parrott
Best Evaluation- Jarrod Staples

Group 2

Best Prepared Speech- Nikhil Makan
Best Impromptu Speech- Matthew Visser
Best Evaluation- Nehal Ramdhani

The most improved speakers for the evenings were Raees Amla and Jordan Adams.

Following this, the semi-finals of the Youth Leadership Toastmasters competition took place at Northwood Boys’ High.

Six of our grade 11’s represented the School and WBHS is proud to announce the following winners:

Pierre Parrott- 1st in Impromptu speaking

Jarrod Staples- 1st in Evaluations

Matthew Visser- 2nd in Impromptu Speaking

Nikhil Makan- 2nd in Prepared speaking

Nehal Ramdhani and Thomas Earle also took part in this event against students from 12 other schools and gave outstanding performances, against very tough competition.

The finals will take place on 2 December 2017 at Ridge Park.

Congratulations to all those involved.