Brunswick Secondary College: Chatterbox event

Last week was an inspirational one spent visiting some of the fine schools in my
electorate of Brunswick. On Tuesday evening I was pleased to be on the judging
panel of the inaugural public speaking competition at Brunswick Secondary
College, the aptly named Chatterbox event. I was impressed with the depth of
talent on display and the number of students who participated. A diverse range
of topics was covered by students from all grades. They included our approach to
asylum seekers, the issue of feminism in the 21st century and the importance of
being part of a good sporting team. I would like to congratulate the principal
of Brunswick Secondary College on instituting this event and Oki Gardner and the
many other fine teachers at that school, who are encouraging students in their
public speaking and political education.

Hansard, 2013