This week brought a very special surprise. I received a call from the office of Mr Trent Zimmerman, our local Member of Parliament for North Sydney, to tell us that Sam Street in Class 6 had won the primary section of the North Sydney School Speech Writing competition. Sam had entered the competition run by Mr Zimmerman, and his entry was selected from hundreds of other entries from primary schools across the North Sydney electorate.
What a fabulous achievement! Congratulations Sam! Special mention has also to go to Rodney Dean, Sam’s Class Teacher who has nurtured the writing talent of his class over his six years with them. As part of the competition, Mr Zimmerman promised to read the winning speeches out in Parliament, which he did on Wednesday night. So here, directly taken from Hansard, the official record of the Australian Parliament, is Sam Street’s winning entry, What is special about Australia. It’s a beauty! Click below to read transcript