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From the Collection of Melbourne Legacy 293 Swanston Street Melbourne Victoria

Description
Colour photo x 1 of Junior Plain Speaking contest in 1991
Size
150 x 100 mm
Object Registration
01062
Keywords
legacy promotion, speaking contest
Historical information
For many years from 1988, Legacy held a public speaking contest called the Junior Plain English Speaking Award. Schools were eligible to send along representatives that competed.
The following was taken from a programme in 1996: "The Award aim is to promote enhanced oral communication skills for 12-14 year old students and to help young people appreciate the ideals of Legacy - voluntary service, caring and comradeship - and the need for remembrance. It began in 1988 in the Melbourne area with the support of the Ministry of Education and The Plain English Foundation.
Entries have grown from 24 in the 1988 competition to over 300 in schools across the Stat, plus greater numbers participating in the process of selecting four contestants from each school. In 1995, a successful Interstate Championship was held with contestants from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. On 11 November 1996 the first National final was held with contestants from six states."
The photo shows President John Sullivan with a contestant in 1991.
When Made
1991
Significance
A record of a Junior Plain Speaking contest that was run by Legacy from 1988 to the 1990s.
Last updated
13 Feb 2019 at 9:28AM