Year 6 Valedictorian Speech

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As part of finishing primary school, all year 6 students will write a valedictorian speech. Your speech will be about your time in primary school. Think about all the experiences you have had at Moonee Ponds Primary School and all the wonderful things you have done.

The internet is full of tips for writing a valedictory speech. YouTube also has many worthwhile samples.

Here are some suggestions

  • Keep it in perspective.
  • Avoid trying to write something that doesn’t reflect your true self.
  • Be open to what the rest of the grade is thinking.
  • Create an introduction.
  • Thank those people who have made a difference in your life and the lives of other students.
  • Add in memories.
  • Acknowledge others.
  • Stay out of cliche zone.

To fully unpack each of these go to:

The website about education( also provides advice around:

  • Know Your Purpose
  • Compile a List of Highlights
  • Writing the Speech
  • Use Anecdotes and Quotes
  • Plan for Time
  • Tips for Preparing to Speak

Finally has general tips for Valedictory Speeches including how to begin writing it, getting feedback and involving your peers.

For an example of a recent speech given at an MPPS graduation check out

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