Both Intermediate and Senior BHGS teams through to the District Final of Youth Speaks public speaking competition
On Tuesday 11th February, Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School entered the Mid-Herts Rotary Youth Speaks District Semi Final competition. This competition aims to offer young people experience in speaking on a public platform as a member of a team. In a team of three, Katie H, Nelly C and Gwen C wrote speeches on single sex education. The girls performed brilliantly and were praised by audience members and the Rotarians for their excellent oratorical skills and the thought-provoking topic they chose to discuss. “I was very nervous to start with’, said Nelly, ‘but doing this together made me feel more confident”.
They not only are through to the next round, but also won the whole semi-final! Katie H conceded that “It was a tough competition as the other schools had very talented speakers who ranged from year 10 to year 12”. The competition was altogether a very good experience for our pupils. Gwen noted: “It was also inspiring to hear all about the charity work the Rotary Club gets involved in”.
Only last week our Intermediate Rotary Youth Speaks team qualified through to the District Final. Aliyeen, Daniella and Jessica chose the topic of Animal Testing to demonstrate their outstanding public speaking abilities.
This means that both our Intermediate and Senior teams are now through to the District Final in Leighton Buzzard after Half Term. Well done girls – brilliant effort!