It’s Great to Talk!

Following the last of this week’s assemblies, in which students listened to and voted for the five Public Speaking competition finalists, the winner was announced to a packed Main Hall during lunchtime. 

Over the past few weeks, we have heard many excellent speeches, delivered on a wide variety of topics – from Civil Rights to Child Labour, Education to Animal Cruelty, Achievement and Resilience to Breaking Stereotypes. The response to this first competition was overwhelming and a huge ‘well done’ goes to all those who participated. During this past week, our five finalists treated audiences to a superb series of quality talks, all delivered with passion and confidence. Sumaiya (Year 8) and Haneefa (Year 9) each talked about Racism, Beth and Jayne (both Year 10) spoke on Mental Health and Kindness respectively, and Phoebe (Year 7) on Homelessness.

Congratulations to you all, and especially to our winner Sumaiya. It’s certainly great to talk and we cannot wait for the next competition!