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Year 7 Public Speaking Team to Compete in National Final. 

On Saturday 16th of April, Harry Gilsenan, Mya Birdee and Eesha Gupta, competed in the regional final of the Rotary Club Youth Speaks public speaking competition.  The team had already beaten 16 teams from across Coventry, Warwickshire, Leamington and Rugby in the local and district finals to progress to the third round of the competition with their topic Blockbuster Books which is about the positive and negative aspects of converting successful novels into films. The teams are marked on the quality of their arguments as well as presentation skills and must adhere to strict rules about how long each person may present for. For example, Mya, as the main speaker, has to speak for six minutes without notes as well as answer a question from the audience.

  

After an early start, the team along with their parents and representatives from Coventry Rotary club and the local Rotary district gathered at Coven Hall in Staffordshire.

The team competed against three other schools from around the region and, after a very close competition, were delighted when it was announced that President Kennedy School were the winners of the regional final and will therefore progress to the National Final in Preston on Saturday 7th of May. The team is one of only eight teams left in the competition after thousands of entries from all over the UK. Our students will represent the West Midlands, South Wales and Bristol in the Final.

The team’s success is testament to their hard work, team work and positive attitude under pressure!

We are all extremely proud of them and wish them the best of luck in the national final in three weeks’ time.     

On Saturday 16th of April, Harry Gilsenan, Mya Birdee and Eesha Gupta, competed in the regional final of the Rotary Club Youth Speaks public speaking competition.  The team had already beaten 16 teams from across Coventry, Warwickshire, Leamington and Rugby in the local and district finals to progress to the third round of the competition with their topic Blockbuster Books which is about the positive and negative aspects of converting successful novels into films. The teams are marked on the quality of their arguments as well as presentation skills and must adhere to strict rules about how long each person may present for. For example, Mya, as the main speaker, has to speak for six minutes without notes as well as answer a question from the audience.

  

After an early start, the team along with their parents and representatives from Coventry Rotary club and the local Rotary district gathered at Coven Hall in Staffordshire.

The team competed against three other schools from around the region and, after a very close competition, were delighted when it was announced that President Kennedy School were the winners of the regional final and will therefore progress to the National Final in Preston on Saturday 7th of May. The team is one of only eight teams left in the competition after thousands of entries from all over the UK. Our students will represent the West Midlands, South Wales and Bristol in the Final.

The team’s success is testament to their hard work, team work and positive attitude under pressure!

We are all extremely proud of them and wish them the best of luck in the national final in three weeks’ time.