Young speakers in contest win

The Ferrers School team:  Ryan Chaplin, Naomi Lawes and Jack Nason

The Ferrers School team: Ryan Chaplin, Naomi Lawes and Jack Nason

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Youth Speaks 2014 Rotary encourages speaking and presentation skills in young people, which is something all schools support.

As a result the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition has gone from strength to strength, producing some superb quality young speakers aged 11 to 18.

Recently, teams of students from The Ferrers Specialist Arts College, Rushden Community College, Raunds Manor Specialist Sports College and Huxloe Science College took part in the local area round of the competition and the students performed brilliantly!

Their presentations engaged the audience of staff and students from Years 12 and 13 in both a humorous and serious approach to a wide range of subjects.

In a very closely fought contest the winners were the team from The Ferrers whose subject was The stigma of Mental Health.

Their team’s efforts were rewarded with a trophy, a certificate and a cheque for £20 each member.

The prizes were presented by Rotarian David Rockley, who is the former head teacher of Raunds Junior School.

The winning team will go forward to the senior section of the area semi-finals of this national competition to be held in January and February 2015.