Beaumont Oratory Final

The Beaumont Oratory is a public speaking competition held annually for all year levels at all campuses. Finalists are selected by English teachers who nominate the best speakers from their classes based on the persuasive speeches that students present as part of the English curriculum.

The Beaumont Oratory is named after a local historian, Norman Beaumont, who wrote the book, Early Days of Berwick. Mr Beaumont financed a prize for junior public speaking at the College in 1979 after being so impressed by the speaking skills of students who spoke at the opening and blessing of the College in 1978. Over time, the competition expanded to all year levels as the College continued to grow.

The standard of public speaking from the finalists has been exceptional over the years and has inspired many students to further develop their public speaking skills by participating in the Debaters Association of Victoria Schools Competition.


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