Youth Speaks is an annual tournament promoted by Rotary Clubs around the world. This year the event, in Ryedale and area was sponsored by Pickering Rotary Club at Lady Lumley's School.thumbnail view
An Evening of Talent
T he Rotary Club of Pickering annually organises Ryedale district ‘Youth Speaks’ Competition. Secondary School teams of three pupils, from Scarborough, Pickering and Malton, meet at Lady Lumley School, to compete before a large audience in a public speaking competition.
Public speaking is an importantlife skill and is one that Rotarians value. Rotarians are always delighted to support and celebrate the expertise of young people. Each year, thousands of young people take part in such events that culminate in the regional and RIBI finals to which participants travel from throughout the British Isles to take part. It is a wonderful demonstrationof the achievement of those taking part and a great experience of their speaking talent.
Senior, Intermediate and Juniorteams from St Augustine's and Scarborough College, Malton, Ryedale and LadyLumley's Schools. Scarborough Junior Section came first. In the intermediateSection, St Augustine's were the winning team and the Senior Section (16-17)competition was awarded to Malton School.
All participants were awarded abook token and certificate. The winning teams were presented with a trophy bySue Harris, President of Pickering Rotary.