Our Year 11 Youth Speaks team (Charlotte Thorpe, Callum Giles and Laura Keane) took part in the next round of the Rotary Public Speaking Competition on Wednesday, 8th February. The team delivered a speech entitled ‘Not so Smart’, and posed the question: are we all guilty of spending too much time on our smartphones? The team were up against stiff competition facing a Sixth Form team from Bishop Wordsworth School and a team from Romsey School.
Romsey School, who delivered a speech examining the hidden side of disability, were judged the winners on the night.
We were not deflated as we received some excellent feedback from the judges who said that our team were confident and business-like. They praised Charlotte’s logical and well developed speech. The judges liked that our team spoke about their own personal experience and related it to the topic. Well done to the team who despite rehearsals, fixtures and revision managed to find time to fit in this competition too!