Bronte’s thrilled by speech win
An East Manjimup Primary School student has been picked from more than 100 children across Australia to win an Indonesian language skills award.
Year 6 student Bronte Halden came first in the national Australian Indonesian Language Awards.
As a result of her win, Bronte will fly to Melbourne next month to present her winning speech at the official awards night at the Indonesian Consulate.
To enter the competition, Bronte had to prepare and perform a three-minute speech about the environment in Indonesian.
“I talked about gardening at the school and our Golden Lunchbox program,” she said.
“The practising took a long time and two days to record and get the right version.”
Bronte said she liked Indonesian because it was simple to learn and it was different to English.
“I’m excited to go to Melbourne because I’ve never been before,” she said.
Bronte thanked her Indonesian teacher Francesca Knowles and the language assistant Tifany Cicilia.
“I definitely wanted to enter the competition, I have done it for the past three years and I knew what to do,” Bronte said.
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