On Tuesday 19 May, School Captain Oliver Ward and Enrichment Captain Max Walton Briggs, participated in the VCAA Plain English Speaking Awards. This event is one of the most prestigious public speaking events in the State of Victoria. Despite their strong performances, neither student qualified to reach the finals. However, they should be commended on how readily they adapted to the temporary online format for this competition, as well as the intensive efforts in preparing for this competition. The competition was a valuable learning experience for those involved, as they were able to compete against the best of the best, taking away insights about how to persuasively present their points of view.