This year, the school has once again taken part in the world’s largest speaking competition for young people in the world. Run by Speaker’s Trust and funded by the Jack Petchey Foundation, the ‘Speak Out’ challenge is a whole-day workshop which gives students an opportunity to refine and practise their speaking and listening skills. Students were then challenged to prepare and deliver a 2-3 minute speech to the rest of the group on a topic of their choice.
Although public speaking is a difficult skill, the boys threw themselves into the task; a total of eight students were then chosen to take part in the school final: Yosef, Kenneth, Conrad, Jake, Julen, Nemr, Rami and Gabriel .
It was almost impossible to call, with the English department spending about ten minutes deliberating their verdict. Finally, they decreed that Yosef and Nemr were the overall winners, progressing to the regional final. Well done to the boys for their outstanding effort, and we wish Yosef and Nemr all the best in the regionals!