Youth Speaks teams excel in Rotary run competition

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The annual Saltash Rotary club ‘Youth Speaks’ competition took place at saltash.net community school on the evening of Wednesday 28th January. Teams from Sir Robert Geffery’s school and Burraton Primary school participated in the Junior competition, whilst saltash.net took part in the Intermediate challenge.

Everyone present was in agreement that the standard of the Youth Speaks competition this year was higher than ever, giving the Rotarian judges an even harder job with the judging.

Teams progressing to the next round of the competition, to be held in Callington on 11th February, are Sir Robert Geffery’s team comprising Taylor Passmore (Chair), Josh Hawkins (Speaker) and James Sutton (Vote of thanks) who addressed the issue of whether the voting age should be lowered to the age of 11, and saltash.net’s team comprising Freddie Brasher (Chair), Amy Donovan (Speaker) and Harriet Hunt (Vote of thanks) whose choice of topic ‘Raising Awareness of Mental Health illnesses’ gave everyone much to contemplate.

President of Saltash Rotary Club, Mr Gerry Stevenson, praised all of the students who had taken part, congratulating them on demonstrating such high level spoken English skills, and presented them with certificates and awards in recognition of all they had achieved.