Bachelor of Ancient History

What experience do you have with Public Speaking and Debating?

Over the last 6 years I have competed in all of the high school Debating competitions available to me. Over this our team has grown and improved which has been a really satisfying experience. On top of this I regularly represent my school in Public Speaking competitions including coming third in the Sydney Public Speaking Festival.

What is your favourite thing about Debating and Public Speaking?

My favourite thing about Debating & Public Speaking is the way it encourages young to not just speak on a topic but to think critically about it. I believe that this is an incredibly important skill for students to learn as it is used in so many areas of life. On top of this watching students become more confident in not only their speaking skills but also themselves more generally is a wonderful thing, as it can really help to shape the way you see the world and yourself in a better way.

What experience do you have working with children?

Over the last 3 years I have helped fellow peers at school and now as an alumnus to help students develop their Debating and Public Speaking skills. On top of this I have been responsible for babysitting and nannying many children often taking full responsibility for their well-being.