Youth Speaks Competition
On Tuesday 23rd February three of our Year 11 pupils took part in the annual Rotary Club’s Youth Speaks competition at Hull University. Thousands of youngsters participate in this and similar competitions every year, which in most cases take the form of regional heats followed by a national final.
This year we faced strong competition from multiple schools throughout Hull and the East Riding. Year 11 students Matthew Connell, George Leonard and Daniel Atcheson delivered a presentation on the topic “Is Science more important than Art?” The presentation was delivered with professionalism and passion, and the boys did the school proud.
This year’s winners were three female students from Headlands School in Bridlington, and from the reaction of the audience and the judges’ comments they were deemed worthy winners.
With the competition growing year on year we aspire to build a strong team to compete in next year’s heats and build a programme within the school to develop skills in public speaking.