Youth Speaks success at saltash.net

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in News | No Comments

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The annual Rotarian Youth Speaks competition was held at saltash.net community school on Wednesday 29th January 2014.  Teams from Sir Robert Geffery’s primary school and from saltash.net community school delivered high quality, entertaining performances, much to the delight of the audience which had turned up to support the young people taking part.

Progressing to the next round of the competition, to be held at Callington on the 12th February, were the Sir Robert Geffery’s team comprising Dan Queally, Owen King and Lila Courts, whose talk on ‘Is a pig an essential ingredient of learning?’ considered the role of pets and farm animals in education, in an informed and humorous manner.

Joining Sir Robert Geffery’s school in the area finals will be saltash.net’s  Intermediate Team.  Coached by English teacher, Rachael Millar, the students delivered a very well researched and informed exploration of the topic of ‘Surveillance’.  Congratulations go to Freddie Brasher, Main Speaker, Kaley Gibbs, Chair, and Harriet Hunt, Vote of Thanks.

All teams were presented with certificates at the end of the evening and the winners also received Book Tokens, kindly donated by the Rotary Club of Saltash.

Concluding the event, Rotarian David Willcocks praised all of the young people who had taken part for giving such high quality presentations:  ‘The students are developing lifelong skills.  Speaking in public can be a daunting experience for adults as well as children.  Youth Speaks helps to give young people the confidence to succeed at future interviews and in the work place.’