Lachlan Hansen, Year 6, Jack Gould, Year 6, Sam Rogers, Year 5, Jasmine Koepke, Year 7, Tahlya Jensen, Year 7, Peter Corfiel, Year 7 and Hailee Willmott, Year 7 brushed up on their Japanese speaking skills.
Lachlan Hansen, Year 6, Jack Gould, Year 6, Sam Rogers, Year 5, Jasmine Koepke, Year 7, Tahlya Jensen, Year 7, Peter Corfiel, Year 7 and Hailee Willmott, Year 7 brushed up on their Japanese speaking skills.

Japanese skills competition held

BROOWEENA State School students brushed up on their Japanese speaking skills this week when they participated in their first Japanese Speech Competition.

“Learning a second language can be very difficult but it can also be extremely rewarding for students,” Brooweena State School classroom teacher Brian Gibson said.

Held on September 16, the competition challenged each student to learn a self introduction off by heart in Japanese.

“Sam Williams got the kids to a really high standard for the competition,” Mr Gibson said of the school's Japanese teacher.

“The students demonstrated great commitment and enthusiasm in undertaking such a challenging task.”

Each student was required to recite their name, age, information about their family, where they live, their hobbies, birthday, their best friend's name and something they like.

“This was the first time we'd ever competed and it was so great to see all of the kids did so well.

“It can be an investment that lasts a lifetime.”

Each of the first place winners from each year level will head off to compete in Maryborough's first Interschool Japanese Speech Competition.

It will be held at the end of the year.



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