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Notice 75 2020

Notice to Schools 75/2020 – 12 June 2020

Plain English Speaking Award 2020 semifinalists

Principals/Directors, VCE and Years 7–10 English teachers and VCE debating coordinators

The state heats of the 2020 Plain English Speaking Award (PESA) are now complete after a successful and fierce competition.

Adapting to changing times, 11 state heats were held from 18 May to 1 June. Over 100 students across Victoria participated in the online competition, sharing their passions and ideas to an audience of experienced adjudicators and past champions.

The VCAA congratulates the 28 students who have progressed to the PESA 2020 semifinals. View the full list of semifinalists and their speech topics.

Further information about PESA is available on the VCAA website.

Action required

Principals/Directors should refer interested teachers, coordinators and students to the list of PESA semifinalists and further information about the award.

Critical dates

Friday 24 July – PESA State Final

Additional information

PESA supports student learning and assessment in VCE English/English as an Additional Language, VCAL Literacy (Oral Communication), VCAL Personal Development Skills and the Victorian Curriculum F–10.

If you have any queries, contact Student Festival and Event: