Competing agains t 1,000 other students local Brunswick Heads Public School student Ruby Dokmanovic has reached the finals for the the years five and six state final of the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition.
Ruby is currently in Sydney with her parents getting ready for the finals of the competition today that are being held at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney.
‘Ruby is an outstanding school captain, sportsperson, debater and general allrounder who is a role model for positive behaviour in her school and community,’ said Melanie Currie, relieving principal at Brunswick Heads Public School.
‘She is passionate about human rights, equity and inclusion and we are very proud that she is able to represent our school at a State level in the Multicultural Public Speaking Competition.’
In its twenty-second year each of the 12 state finalists will be addressing the topic of what multiculturalism means in our society.
‘The competition was established with the aim of heightening awareness of multicultural issues among primary school students while developing their interest in public speaking,’ said a spokesperson for the Multicultural Perspectives Public Speaking Competition.
‘Topics ranging from when a migrant becomes an Australian, online racism and the immigrant contribution to sport will be tackled.’