Patch Rudd wins Legacy junior public speaking award

Patch receives his Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.

Patch receives his Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.

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PORT Macquarie’s Patch Rudd was in Sydney for the NSW semi-finals of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award, held at NSW Parliament House.

Patch, from Hastings Secondary College, Port Macquarie, was among the 24 students aged 12 to 14 from across the state that convened for the NSW semi-finals of the Legacy Junior Public Speaking Award.

They were held at NSW Parliament House on Friday, September 8.

Patch spoke on climate change for the five minute speech on a topic of his choice, and a three minute impromptu speech on a given topic: boom or bust.

Run annually since 1995, the competition is for junior high school students from government and non-government schools.

The LJPSA is held in conjunction with the NSW Department of Education and Communities and Arts Unit and is for students aged 12 to 14 from government and non-government schools.

The eight finalists will meet again at the Art Gallery of NSW on Friday, October 20. The winner and runner up will then proceed to the National Finals to be held in November.

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