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We won the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition area heat!

We are proud to announce our teams won the area heat of Rotary Youth Speaks competition!

We are delighted to announce both our intermediate and senior teams won the Stourbridge Rotary Club Youth speaks area competition held here  Pedmore High School recently, beating Redhill School.

The Intermediate Team consisted of Callum Palmer (Chairperson), Simeon Filipov (Main speaker) and Alex Williams (Vote of thanks) Their topic was on “Let’s Drive into the future.”

The Senior Team consisted of Georgi Filipov (chairperson), Anna Bernard (main speaker) and Harley Keasey (votes of thanks) Their topic was on “Am I Cool?”.

In teams of three, participants presented arguments and points of discussion, before taking questions from the judging panel who are skilled orators. They chose a topic which is important to them, giving them an opportunity to delve deep into research, formulate ideas and build confidence.

Each person within the team had a role to fulfil within a certain time limit, they were awarded marks on their delivery, control and process. Marks were deducted if they were under or over their time.

The two teams from the local heats will now advance to the District round on the 9th March at North Lemington School. Miss Rhodes, English teacher here at Pedmore and co-ordinator of the event said, "Both teams were amazing: learning their roles by heart so they did not rely on cue cards; they made it seem effortless and showed excellent oracy skills to be admired".