Every year the University of Cape Town host a Student Leadership Awards ceremony, but this year the event was extra special.
Seven-year-old James Capstick-Dale took to the stage to address a building full of scholars and their families in what has since been dubbed one of the best UCT speeches ever.
More often than not we underestimate children because they are too young to comprehend the adult world and what it entails.
However, the audience at the 2018 UCT Student Leadership Awards ceremony had to pick up their jaws from the ground.
The grade one pupil spoke to the audience about the difference between knowledge and wisdom- and he did it in four different languages.
He even surprised the people when he quoted the likes of Winston Churchill. A video of his speech was shared on social media and positive reaction he received from those attending the ceremony was clearly audible.
According to Good Things Guy, the young man's mother, Tamra Capstick-Dale, helped him write the speech. But, it was the way he delivered it that stole the show.
Briefly.co.za learned Tamra sponsored the leadership award/scholarship and every year she addresses the large audience.
But, this year she "gave up her speaking slot" to her son. We're certainly pleased with her decision to let the young star shine.
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