Youth Speaks 2018-2019

Thu 24th January 2019 at 16.00 - 18.00

The 26th year of this competition, held for the first time in the new hall at Truro Prep School. Polwhele House School went on to win the western area round in Penzance, and came second overall in the District Final at Saltash on 16 March.

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Six local schools took part in the 26th annual local round of Youth Speaks, hosted this year by Truro Prep School, last year's winners. The event was well attended by teachers, parents, and grandparents.

We were delighted to be able to use the school's new assembly hall, and are grateful to them for the excellent arrangements.

Yet again, the standard of the presentations was very high, the subjects chosen topical and engaging. The winners were Polwhele House School for the second time in the last three years and in the twenty six years of the event. Truro Prep School took second place.

Polwhele House went on to win the western area round in Penzance, and came second of eleven teams in the District Final at Saltash on 16 March. Their presentation, "Why do we have to grow up?", was kept fresh,  adding a slight twist on each occasion. A further success was scored by their Chairman, Eliza, who was declared the best Chairman of the day, and was presented with a commemorative plaque. 

Well done Polwhele House!

The teams and their topics in the Truro round are shown below


Devoran School

Do children that exercise before school get better grades?


Kea CP School

The effects of palm oil and deforestation in rain forests


Mithian School

Plastic pollution, people power


The winning team: Polwhele house School

Why do we have to grow up?



Truro High Prep school

The tiger who came to tea



Second place: Truro Prep School

Let's team up to tackle food poverty


Photos with thanks to Steve

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