Youth Speaks

Rotary Youth Speaks Competition 2019

On Monday 14th January we had the first round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition, a national competition for public speaking. The Priory School entered three teams:

– Our Intermediate team (Sam Johnson 9CA, Elliot Mainwaring 9HF and Alice Blackford 9CA) spoke about ‘the secret sin of  stereotypes’.

– The first of our Senior teams (Molly Root 11AA, Erin Berry 11AA and Sam Grady 11HB) spoke about ‘the influence of music on young people’.

– The second Senior team (Grace Ramsey 12NW, Harry Huckle 12NW and Euan Gilfillan 12LJ) questioned ‘has right-wing extremism become the new moderate?’

They were up against teams from Hitchin Boys’ School and Fearnhill, but our Year 9 Intermediate team were the runners-up and the Sixth Form senior team won! Both teams went through to the next round.

A huge well done to all students who took part (as well as to the other members of our Debating Club for supporting the teams) and an even bigger congratulations to the winning students.

Watch this space for an update now that the next round has taken place…




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