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CHORAL SPEAKING COMPETITION FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

Choral Speaking is the interpretation of poetry or prose by a group, comprising anything from half a dozen to a hundred speakers. It involves a full and varied use of the individual voices that make up the group. There may be divisions of the whole group into light and dark voices, broken and unbroken, male and female, treble and so on. Individual voices may be used as solo. The competition aims at encouraging and increasing the usage of English among students. It builds confidence in students to speak, render, memorize and express in English.

Competition Rules
Eligibility

This competition is open to students from Year 4 to Year 6 only. Each Choral Speaking team is to come from ONE school only.

Time

Each team is given a presentation time limit of 4 to 8 minutes. No marks will be awarded thereafter.

Team

Each team should comprise 12 30 students. A conductor should be appointed from these students. Each team should be accompanied by at least one teachers-in-charge.

Material

Selection of material is free and can be in the form of poetry or short prose. Participants are not allowed to refer to any notes or printed materials during the performance. Materials presented must not touch on sensitive issues, such as race, religion, colour, personalities, etc. Copies of choral speaking texts must be submitted to the organizers two weeks prior to the competition.

Attire

All participants should wear school uniform when competing. Boys white, short/long-sleeve shirts and dark blue long pants Girls Dark blue pinafore/skirt and white blouse/ baju kurung Conductor : the use of gloves is allowed Ties, bows and jackets are not allowed

Exclusions

There should be no inclusion of music, singing, sketches, skits or drama, costuming, props to enhance the presentation or artificial sound effects which are electronically or physically aided.

Stage Arrangement

The arrangement of the teams on the stage will be in a fixed 2 or 3 tiered rows.

Judges

National level competitions should be adjudged by 3 judges. The judges will be appointed by the PPD.

Decisions

Points will be allocated according to the score sheet and aggregated. Judges will collectively determine the placing by a clear majority vote. The decision of the judges is final. Individual team marks will not be disclosed.

Prizes

Hampers and certificates of participation will be awarded to the winning teams.

NOTE : The winner will be representing the district for further competitions.

SCORE SHEET
Sub. Matter Pronunciation Enunciation Variety Special Effects Rhythm & Timing General Demeanour (10 m) (20 m) (30 m) (10 m) (10 m) (10 m) (10 m)

A total of 10 marks to be deducted if : sensitive issues touched, attire infringements extra time, below minimum stipulated time, exclusions included, excessive movements.