Two teams make it through to the next round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition.
On Tuesday 19th November, our school entered six teams in to the Mid-Herts Rotary Youth Speaks competition. This competition aims to offer young people experience in speaking on a public platform as a member of a team. In their teams of three, the girls wrote speeches on topical subjects that interested them and presented these to their peers, an audience and a panel of Rotarian judges. Our teams and their topics were as follows:
‘We as a society should live forever.’
Chair person – Lily L
Speaker 1 – Marta F
Speaker 2 – Elena S
‘Single sex schools are more effective than co-educational schools.’
Chair person – Katie H
Speaker 1 – Nelly C
Speaker 2 – Gwen C
‘Humans are innately morally corrupt.’
Chair person – Aliyah N
Speaker 1 – Ibukun O
Speaker 2 – Fatimah A
‘Single sex schools provide pupils with better education’
Chair person – Safiya G
Speaker 1 – Olivia R
Speaker 2 – Lola MG
‘Animal testing should be banned internationally.’
Chair person – Daniella H
Speaker 1 – Aliyeen A
Speaker 2 – Jessica D
The girls all performed outstandingly and were praised by audience members and the Rotarians for their excellent oratory skills and the thought-provoking topics they chose to discuss. One team from each age category are now through to the next round of the competition.
Best of luck to the teams whose topics were ‘Single sex schools are more effective than co-educational schools’ and ‘Animal testing should be banned internationally’ who are through to the next round. We will keep you all updated on how they get on!