It was that special time of the year for my grandson – speech competition at school! Last year, Phoenie was in Grade 1 and he wrote a wonderful speech about his dog, Lola…and won the competition. Little did he know that his win meant that he had to present his speech in front of the whole school! It took some “encouragement” in the form of some new Lego and an ice cream field trip to get him up on that big stage…but he did it.
This year, he decided to write a speech about his aspirations to become a scientist when he’s older. Of course, the pressure was on to win the competition for the second time…and he did! Apparently, his use of props is impeccable and his intonation is noteworthy. He is an articulate and funny guy – maybe he gets it from his Papak.
So, a very big congratulations to you, Phoenie! If I may, perhaps I can inspire some closet scientists with your speech.
Has anyone ever imagined how a plane can fly when it’s so heavy? That’s Science!…and today I’m going to tell you about why I want to be a scientist when I grow up.
I’ve wanted to be a scientist since I was five years old – well, there was a short time when I changed my mind because I thought it would be too dangerous testing all the potions myself…but then my Papak told me that I can get a rat to test them – so it’s still a safe job. So, now I’m back to wanting to be a scientist.