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Students will represent Coventry in National Public Speaking Competition

On Friday 29th January, six Year 7 students competed in the local heats of the Rotary Youth Speaks public speaking competition held at Bablake School. The competition invites young people to write and deliver speeches on an issue of interest to them.

Students compete in teams of three: a chairperson, who introduces the topic as well as answer a question from the audience; a main speaker, who speaks for six minutes developing their arguments and coming to a conclusion and a final speaker, who picks out important parts of the speech and comments on the main speaker’s answer to the question. Marks are awarded for the quality of the speakers’ arguments as well as their presentation and engaging the audience. 

In a packed theatre, two teams of year 7 pupils faced some tough competition from teams from Bablake School, Heart of England School, Barr’s Hill School and Blue Coat Church of England School. One of our teams had the unenviable task of being the first to present but did so very confidently. After a long wait, our second team presented on Blockbuster Books discussing the pros and cons of film adaptations based on well-known books.

We are extremely proud of both teams who spoke confidently and showed PRIDE in all their interactions with adults and students from other schools. However, we are excited to announce that the Blockbuster Books team won the competition and will therefore be representing Coventry in the next round at the end of March. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare for the District Finals.             

Congratulations: Georgia Edwards, Wazhma Sarwari, Riadeep Dhillon, Harry Gilsenan, Mya Birdee and Eesha Gupta. 

On Friday 29th January, six Year 7 students competed in the local heats of the Rotary Youth Speaks public speaking competition held at Bablake School. The competition invites young people to write and deliver speeches on an issue of interest to them.

Students compete in teams of three: a chairperson, who introduces the topic as well as answer a question from the audience; a main speaker, who speaks for six minutes developing their arguments and coming to a conclusion and a final speaker, who picks out important parts of the speech and comments on the main speaker’s answer to the question. Marks are awarded for the quality of the speakers’ arguments as well as their presentation and engaging the audience. 

In a packed theatre, two teams of year 7 pupils faced some tough competition from teams from Bablake School, Heart of England School, Barr’s Hill School and Blue Coat Church of England School. One of our teams had the unenviable task of being the first to present but did so very confidently. After a long wait, our second team presented on Blockbuster Books discussing the pros and cons of film adaptations based on well-known books.

We are extremely proud of both teams who spoke confidently and showed PRIDE in all their interactions with adults and students from other schools. However, we are excited to announce that the Blockbuster Books team won the competition and will therefore be representing Coventry in the next round at the end of March. We wish them the best of luck as they prepare for the District Finals.             

Congratulations: Georgia Edwards, Wazhma Sarwari, Riadeep Dhillon, Harry Gilsenan, Mya Birdee and Eesha Gupta.