Youth Speaks

Rotary's competition for public speaking

Youth Speaks 2017

Every year Rotary runs a national competition designed to encourage and support young people seeking to develop their skills in public speaking and running meetings.  The Rotary Club of Llandudno was pleased to welcome a team from St David's College on 7 March 2017, and give a hearing to the all-male trio as they conducted a debate in front of an audience of 25 in the unfashionable topic of "Discrimination against Men".  Each of the adjudicators (President Mike Clutton and Rotarians Mike Dean and Chris Drew) trod the fine line between showing enthusiastic support for the team's performance without espousing the case being made too enthusiastically.  The team go on to represent the Club at the District Finals to be held in Wrexham on 3 March 2017, and then - we hope - on to National Finals in April.

The picture above shows President Mike Clutton and St David's teacher Ms Glenys Milner-Hughes prepping the team, which comprised (left to right) Jonathan Papp, David Johnson and Matthew Gillett


Youth Speaks 2013

Rotarian Alan Guin had attended the District Final at Mold.  Although the team from St David's College did not win they gave a very good performance, which was only marked down for going over their alloted time.  The Club invited the team, together with the teacher responsible, Glenys Milner-Hughes, and Rev Tim Hall to one of the Club's meetings.

The piture above, taken by Rtn Mike Clutton, shows the 2013 team: Tabitha Sylvester-Kilroy, Cloela Bolt, Poppy Heneghan-Pickard, and teacher Glenys Milner-Hughes

Related pages...

Youth Speaks

more Details about this year's Youth Speaks competition

Katie is presented with her award by Rotarian Steve Butler

First Bob Mills Memorial Award presented

more The first Bob Mills Memorial Award goes to...

Rotary President John New presents a cheque to Joseph Curry and Gareth Hywel

Rotary lends a helping hand to Ysgol Fford Dyffryn

more Rotary supports autistic resources with £1000 donation

Ann Webb, Headteacher of Ysgol John Bright

Llandudno Rotary welcomes Ysgol John Bright Headteacher

more Llandudno Rotary welcomed Ysgol John Bright's new Headteacher to their meeting on 7 March 2017

Competition winner Cyril is presented with his prize by President Mike Clutton

Christmas Card competition

more Prize presentation for schools' christmas card competition

Llandudno Youth Music Theatre

more Paul Harris Fellowship awarded to Philip and Margaret Jones for their work with Llandudno Youth Music Theatre

3D Printer for Ysgol John Bright

more Supporting Ysgol John Bright from Llandudno Rotary's Snowman Collection

back to page above this...

Rotary Supporting Young People

back Building the Potential of Llandudno's Young People