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The Annual Public Speaking Competition

Posted: 10th February 2023

The annual Public Speaking Competition took place today with some engaging and emotive speeches covering diverse themes such as ‘Hunger, Starvation and Food Wastage’, ‘The Reality of Young Carers’ and ‘Social Media and Self Esteem’. Each House competed for House points, presenting to a live audience. Our Sixth Form Debating Team participated in an engaging discussion around whether teenagers should be allowed less freedom not more! We’ll let you decide the likely outcome of the votes from the audience!   

Our thanks also go to Leah Wilkinson, GB hockey medalist, who helped judge the results and spoke passionately about the need to show resilience and hold onto your dreams.  

Congratulations to everyone who took part and the winners outlined below: 

The winning House was Austen, comprising Sofia L (Year 7); Jasmine B (Year 8) and Megan B (Year 9). Individual winners were Chairperson – Manuela H (Year 7), Speaker – Jasmine B (Year 8) and VoT – Olivia R (Year 9). The runner up House was Pankhurst, with individual runners-up prizes being awarded to: Chairperson – Izabella H (Year 9), Speaker – Liv R (Year 8) and VoT – Emily S (Year 8). 

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