District Finals For Queen Anne's Public Speaking Team

Thursday 21st January 2016

Queen Anne’s Public Speaking Team, consisting of Tilly Browett, Marjolein Hewlett and Aimee Naylor, have successfully made it through to the District Finals of the Youth Speaks Competition.

The girls, alongside pupils from Theale Green School, won the 1st round of the competition, competing in the Senior and Intermediate category. The competition took place locally, at Blessed Hugh Farringdon School, on Monday 18 January.

Speaking about their chosen topic of “Academic Pressure”, the girls received rave reviews from the judges including Chairman of the Judges, Christina Williams, who said:

“I am really not sure that I could have spoken as well as these young people when I was their age. The standard of speaking was very high and it was difficult to select the winners.”

The winning teams now go forward to the District Finals, to be held in February 2016.

Youth Speaks is a National public speaking competition for young people organised by Rotary International in Great Britain. The Club is part of Rotary International in Great Britain & Ireland. The first Rotary club was founded in 1905 when four friends met in Chicago to discuss how they could work together to help the wider community. Rotary has since grown internationally to more than 1.2 million members across 200 countries.