Students shine in public speaking contest for schools

January 31 2016

TEAMS from Brimsham Green and Chipping Sodbury schools were in fine voice when they took part in an annual public speaking competition.

Students, teachers and Rotary Club of Chipping Sodbury members

TEAMS from Brimsham Green and Chipping Sodbury schools were in fine voice when they took part in an annual public speaking competition.
The Youth Speaks event was organised by Chipping Sodbury Rotary Club, with Brimsham Green student Jack Barry judged to be the best speaker individually.
Jack’s team also took second prize for its presentation on violence and video games.
The winning team, also from Brimsham Green, was led by Ben Moore and discussed the use of guns in the United States.
Judges said they were impressed by the team’s knowledge of the subject and the research conducted to gain such an insight into the controversial topic.  
Alisha Stokes, of Chipping Sodbury School, was voted best chairperson and Katie Salvage, also from the school, received the award for giving the best vote of thanks.
Rotary club president Reg Bleaden said: “It is rewarding to witness how much the students develop their confidence during the competition and we are already looking forward to the next event.
“Congratulations to everyone involved and thank you to our local schools for encouraging their students to take part.”