Rotary Junior Youth Speaks 2018

The Junior Youth Speak event took place on Thursday 28th June at Burton Bradstock Village Hall where the very young speakers really entertained both parents and Rotary members and helpers.

Bridport Primary School winners from L - R. Speaker Roland Ross, Chair William Dacey and Proposer Kitty Rumens. President Bernard Paull is standing behind them.

Bridport Primary School winners from L - R. Speaker Roland Ross, Chair William Dacey and Proposer Kitty Rumens. President Bernard Paull is standing behind them.

The Junior Youth Speaks competition organised by the Rotary Club of Bridport took place last week at Burton Bradstock village hall. The contestants from local primary schools provided a really entertaiming evening. The competition followed the structure of the Intermediate and Senior competition held by the Rotary Club in January. 

Once again the winners came from Bridport Primary School where last years winning team, from the first Juniors Youth Speaks competition, went on to reach the national finals of the Rotary Intermediate Youth Speaks event earlier this year.

This year's winners of the Junior competition from Bridport Primary School, William Dacey, Roland Ross and Kitty Rumens argued against large corporate retailers by explaining the benefits of supporting local traders. The runners up from St Mary’s School spoke about the damage to the planet caused by single use plastics. 
In addition to being the chairman of the winning team William Dacey was awarded the prize for being the outstanding contributor of the evening.

Certificates were awarded to all participants by Bernard Paul the President of the Bridport Rotary Club, in addition the winners received book tokens.