DP encourages public-speaking since learners will need public-speaking skills, e.g. thorough research, logic, objectivity and persuasion in their future lives, be it in the work-place or their community.
Daniel Pienaarās main oratory contest is usually held in the fourth term. There are junior (Grade 8-10), senior (Grade 11-12) and bilingualism categories. Topics are made available at the end of the third term so that learners have ample time to prepare.
Approximately 25-30 learners compete every year and the English Department encourages all prospective participants to hone their oratory skills for these competitions.
For more detail, contact Mrs Swanepoel.