Hong Kong Speech Festival

It's not too late to prepare your child. Even 1 day can make a difference
with the coaching materials I provide online to help students STAND OUT. Don't miss out!


 

A Message from Ms. Wendy about it not being too late.

 Finding a QUALIFIED teacher with over 15 years experience and a track record that speaks for itself is not easy.
Please beware of tuition centres who 'claim' to have experience but in fact have no idea about technique and other aspects of the speech festival requirements.

New Offer! Poem Bundles (Materials Package + Coaching-Demo)

Don't miss out! Obtain a Poem Bundle and get access to Ms. Wendy's video demonstrating the poem plus more helpful tips for a winning performance! This is available for the following popular poems: (more will be added)

  • I Can See You Now (N1)
  • Sounds (21)
  • Rainbow Rice (33)
  • No Grannies in This Poem (36)
  • The Yo-yo Man (56)
  • Mafia Cats (60)
  • All Purpose Children's Poem (61)
  • Football Training (62)

See feedback from some parents about the coaching videos below:


SPEECH FESTIVAL 2017 UPDATE

  • My success-targeted materials (interpretations and recordings) for Primary are now available. 
  • Most materials for Secondary are available. Those that are not could be requested.
  • Materials for SOLO VERSE only will be offered this year (no prose/public speaking etc).
  • All parents who purchase will once again be invited to a closed Facebook group full of tips.
  • Please do not Whatsapp me unless urgent. E-mail Kristine on info@elite-kids-hk.com for assistance. Thank you :) 

 My Essential Materials Package


The package includes:

  • MP3 audio recital of the poem 
  • Clear guidelines in PDF format with visuals (photos/links to videos) to help students understand the poem
  • Access to a closed Facebook group with tips
  • Up to 10% from each sale donated to the charity I support in Hong Kong (Learn more about VCSL, the charity I support)


Get this SOLO VERSE Tips & Strategies book for FREE when you purchase a materials package!

Obtain access to the materials page by clicking on the link below
*You are not obliged to purchase materials after completing the form

NEW Students

For those who are contacting me for the first time

EXISTING Students

For those who contacted me before and have a record with me

Teachers / Schools

For teachers who need Speech Festival resources

It's another record year! More will be added as the competition progresses.
See testimonials from Speech Festival 2016

HKSMA Solo Verse Syllabus 2017
(for information only)

Solo Verse Speaking Open

N1

I Can See You Now
by Eric Finney

Ages 5 - 7

N2

Book-Heart
by Grace Nichols

Age 8

N3

Teacher
by Roger Stevens

Age 9

N4

Give Thanks
by Brenda Williams

Age 10

N5

Houses
by Robert Hull

Age 11

N6

The Doorman
by Judith Kazantkis

Age 12

N7

Humming-Bird
by D H Lawrence

Age 13

N8

The Famous
by Carol Ann Duffy

Age 14

N9

Kite Flight
by Vernon Scannell

Age 15

N10

The Magic of the Mind
by Clive Webster

Age 16

N11

The Mere trans
by Michael Rosen

Age 17

Solo Verse Speaking Non-Open
GIRLS

Primary

20

A Porcupine
by Roger McGough

P1-2

21

Sounds
by Irene Rawnsley

P1-2

22

Pearls
by Jean Little

P1-2

23

Class Warfare
by Roger McGough

P3

24

Sounds Like Magic
by Celia Warren

P3

25

Magic Cat
by Peter Dixon

P3

26

Strangeways
by Roger McGough

P4

27

Uncle Terry
by Roger McGough

P4

28

Remind Me to Smile
by Celia Warren

P4

29

At the End of a School Day
by Wes Magee

P5

30

The Shooting Stars
by James Carter

P5

31

The Magic Pebble
by Roger McGough

P5

32

How Do You Say Goodbye
by Lois Simmie

P6

33

Rainbow Rice
by Clare Bevan

P6

34

The Fox and the Grapes
by Celia Warren

P6

Secondary
(by request only)

35

Willow Pattern
by Tony Mitton

S1

36

No Grannies in this Poem
by Roger McGough

S1

37

Trees are Great
by Roger McGough

S1

38

Python
Yoruba Poem

S2

39

The Snowman
by Roger McGough

S2

40

On a Swing
by Jane Clarke

S2

41

Daffodils
by William Wordsworth

S3

42

Two Witches Discuss Good Grooming
by John Coldwell

S3

43

Morning Meeting
by Vernon Scannell

S3

44

The Witches' School of Flying
by Marian Swinger

S4

45

The Sixth Sense
by Marian Swinger

S4

46

No Ordinary Day
by Moira Andrew

S4

47

Magnolia Avenue
by Elizabeth Brewster

S5

48

The Harvest Moon
by Ted Hughes

S5

49

No-Speaks
by Jackie Kay

S6

50

Who is My Neighbour?
by David Harmer

S6

Solo Verse Speaking Non-Open
BOYS

Primary

51

Jack
by Daphne Kitching

P1-2

52

I Had a Nickel
by Anonymous

P1-2

53

Grounded

by Eric Finney

P3

54

Pull the Other One
by Roger McGough

P3

55

What She Did
by Roger McGough

P4

56

The Yo-yo Man
by Anne Logan

P4

57

Counting the Stars
by Ian McMillan

P5

58

Why Do I Have to Clean My Room?
by Jack Prelutsky

P5

59

About Knees
by Alison Chisholm

P6

60

Mafia Cats
by Roger McGough

P6

Secondary
(by request only)

61

The All-Purpose Children's Poem
by Roger McGough

S1

62

Football Training
by Celia Warren

S1

63

The Pirate
by Hugh Chesterman

S2

64

I'm Free
by John Kitching

S2

65

Goodbat Nightman
by Roger McGough

S3

66

A London Thoroughfare Two A.M.
by Amy Lowell

S3

67

In The Pink
by Siegfried Sassoon

S4

68

Missing in Action R.I.P.
by Ian Corns

S4

69

Winks
by Barry Buckingham

S5

70

The Apple-Raid
by Vernon Scannell

S6


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"I am soooooo touched by the thoughtfulness and recognition that you bestowed upon Anthony. I have to say your love and dedication for students is unfathomable, and I can see God's grace in how you steer your students through their challenges, pursuits and most importantly, difficult times."

-Edna (Parent of 3 students)

My Philosophy



"Education is not about filling a bucket, but lighting a fire!"

- William Yeats