A huge congratulations to all our Year 7 pupils, who were involved in the Public Speaking Competition, the final of which took place at school yesterday. Every child chose a charity which was meaningful to them in some way, they undertook research into the charity over the Christmas holidays and then wrote a persuasive speech in support of their chosen charity. This was a culmination of all their work last term on persuasive writing. Class heats were held, and nine finalists went through to last night’s event. Many other Year7 pupils acted as presenters last night and participated in the event organising.
We were delighted to be able to invite novelist, screenwriter, and newspaper columnist, Mr Boris Starling, back to the school, acting as adjudicator for the event.
Joe Ansell came in first place supporting Childline; Daisie Frost in second place for Children in Need; William Bowditch in third place for RABI (The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution).
These three charities will become the school’s designated charities for the forthcoming academic year – so it gives the children a real purpose for writing; their speech has a potential impact on the lives of anyone supported by the work of their chosen charity.
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5th February 2024