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Public Speaking Competition

2 July 2015

Public Speaking Competition

On the hottest July day on record, Katie, Holly, Poppy and Esme, our public speaking competition winners from Years 5 and 6, stayed cool as they took on St Hilary’s School  in an inter school match judged by Mr Alastair Morrison, Headmaster of Feltonfleet .  The girls arrived, excited but very nervous about performing in front of a strange audience.  Not that anyone would have known when they took the stage.  All the girls performed brilliantly – giving their speeches with verve and passion.  Mr Morrison found separating the speakers an incredibly hard job, but in the end chose Holly as overall winner of the Year 6 girls, with Esme coming second in the Year 5 group.  Katie and Poppy were highly commended, with only a point or two separating the competitors.  Both I and Mrs Clarke, who had come to add her support, were very proud of our budding orators.  Not only were their speeches well-researched, clearly structured and highly persuasive, they were also delivered with maturity and a real understanding of how to work an audience.  Well done to them all!


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