The Plain English Speaking Award aims to encourage the use of clear and effective spoken English. Since 1978, the competition has provided an invaluable opportunity for NSW senior students to improve their confidence and to develop their speech-writing and public speaking skills. Jayden and Daniel demonstrated their outstanding public speaking ability commanding the attention of their audience and demonstrating thorough knowledge of their topics nuclear disarmament, and the ill treatment of women, respectively. Although Jayden and Daniel did not place in this round they received positive feedback from the adjudicator, and teachers from other schools commented on how well they spoke on the day. Congratulations to both Jayden and Daniel for their commitment to public speaking and, in particular, on their impromptu speeches that were engaging, relevant, and topical – it was fantastic to watch!