Year 8 students perform outstandingly at Public Speaking competition
Three year 8 students participated in a public speaking competition held at Bablake School on behalf of the Coventry Rotary Club.
The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is a well-established and successful competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. It is a four-stage competition for 11-13 years which is designed to support and encourage the development of effective communication skills. Each team member takes on one of three roles: chairperson, speaker and vote of thanks. Each team member is allocated a time in which to perform their role.
Many Coventry schools were involved, with various topics held in debate. Barr’s Hill students debated “Should Pluto be a planet?”, with an outstanding and clear speech, students were praised by many watching as they received their awards for second place.
“With English not being the students first language, they performed extremely well!” – Mrs Manton, EAL Co-ordinator.