School pupils take part in public speaking contests with an audience present
The 2017 'Youth Speaks' competition took place on Tuesday 28th November at Bohunt Academy, Worthing. Again the standard of the contestants was generally very high. There was a good atmosphere and the event was enjoyed by all those present. Rotary is grateful to Bohunt School for the use of their premises and facilities and for the support of the schools taking part including Bohunt.
The 2018 competition took place on Monday 26 November at 6.30pm at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Lancing. Sion School won the intermediate competition and Sir Robert |Woodard Academy won the seniors'.
Our club members are convinced that these annual public speaking competitions run by Rotary are excellent in developing a number of skills in school children including using a structure to promote a policy or belief, thinking clearly in front of an audience and of course instilling confidence in the participants.In the contests we have run we have been very impressed by the very high standards of the young people taking part.
In 2019 the event took place at Sion school on Monday 11th November. Chatsmore School, Our Lady of Sion School and Sir Robert Woodard Academy. took part. 'Sion' won the intermediate competition and Sir Robert Woodard the Senior one. As usual the quality of the speakers was rreally excellent bearing in mind that the participnts had to speak in front of quite a large audience.