Students in Grades 4 through 6, along with teachers and parents, attended Rotherglen’s annual Grade 5/6 Speech Showcase. All students in Grades 5 and 6 worked hard to hone their speech-writing and public-speaking skills in preparation for the event. One representative was selected from each class to present at the Speech Showcase. The Grade 6 speeches were centred around their own creative genius with their topic geared towards provoking maturity and thoughtfulness in a meaningful way to those around them. The Grade 5 students were asked to write about something that was important to them; a person, a place, a hobby, a value or anything that they felt had great importance. The goal was to be able to “speak from the heart” while sharing why their topic was so important to them. Congratulations go out to each of the class representatives for their outstanding presentations, and to all Grade 5 and 6 students for their dedicated time and effort in crafting this year’s speeches and refining their public speaking skills.