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"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" – Dr. Seuss

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" – Dr. Seuss

… and they truly stood out, our proud and gifted Charis speakers!

World Speech Day 2019 Speakers

The three-day Public Speaking workshop led by Ms. Ada Wiman enabled the participants to work together at drafting and rehearsing their speeches. It was well worth all their time and effort as on 15 March 2019, the Level 2 Auditorium at Calvary Crown became their world stage for the marvelous expressions of ideas they shared.

Ojas (Secondary Year 10)

Xavier Lee (Secondary Year 11)

These 14 class representatives from Primary and Secondary Programs of Charis International School. In its own way of celebrating the fourth World Speech Day, Charis came up with a public speaking event that showcased the thoughts of students on this year’s theme- WORLD CITIZENSHIP, and fitting it into their school anthem of being world changers, the students boldly and proudly stepped forward and shared their voices on how respect, peace, care for the environment, meaningful learning and global communities can lead to world citizenship.

The audience, composed of guests, proud parents and families, fellow students and faculty, could only watch and applaud in amazement as they listened to ideas that gave shape to what a Charis world changer thinks about how it is to become a world citizen. Equally inspiring was the message from our School Principal, Mr. Ulf Wiman, who emphasized the value of respectful and attentive listening as a key to appreciating a speech. Everyone also had the opportunity to listen to a message from Simon Gibson, WSD founder, encouraged us all to continue with celebrating our ideas for a better world through public speaking.

Farzad Ahmed (Primary 4)

We thank Ms. Ada Wiman for organizing this important international event, the Principal and the department heads, English Program teachers who helped coach their representatives - Ms.Sheryl Gillick, Mr. Jeffrey Crews and Mr. Ulf Wiman, and all the school and support staff for helping in making this event possible.