Morgan triumph at Year 9 & 10 public speaking competition
The first of two public speaking competitions took place on Wednesday 18 April, with pupils from Years 9 & 10 competing on behalf of their Houses.
In front of an audience of pupils from Years 7 – 10 and sat in their respective house, teachers and the five judges of the competition, a total of six pupils took part in the competition.
The judges were impressed by the range of original topic choices, from evolution to Facebook, which were delivered by every pupil in a clear, fluent and confident manner. This caused the judges some problems and they found it difficult to decide upon the overall winner.
Joint second place was awarded to Eve Davies from Morgan and Gabriel McCluskey from Osborn. The judges thought that Eve’s clear voice carried her arguments, which were convincing and well thought out, while Gabriel targeted his audience with humour, which caught the attention of his peers and made the judges laugh.
The first prize was awarded to Glen Davies of Morgan who the judges felt showed a strong, confident stage presence, and delivered his speech with fluency. His arguments were highly engaging, with case studies that showed the depth of research done.
Congratulations and well done must also go to Kashmala Khan-Rehman from Payne and Shaswath Ganapathi and Sam Merrick from Wesley who all produced researched and thought out speeches on their topics.
Wednesday, 25 April will see pupils from Years 7 & 8 taking part in the competition.