Youth Services/ Youth Speaks - District Round Report
Sat 28th February 2009 at 12.00 am - 2.00 am
Mixed Fortunes for our Two Local Teams
The District round of Youth Speaks, the schools public speaking competition organised by Rotary,took place on Saturday 28thFebruary at Maidstone Grammar School.
Our area was represented by the two winners from the local round,Claverham Community College, Battle,in the IntermediateCategory (11-13) and St. Richard's Catholic College, Bexhill, in the Senior Category (14-17).
With the Intermediates going first, Claverham's team of Theodore Gregory, Iola Hughes and Lukjan Kalinieckigave another excellent presentation of their topic: Chocolate - Vice or Virtue?They went on to winagainstthree other teams from Chatham, Gravesend and Dover who competed in this section.
In the Senior Category Sam Amis, Victoria Turner and Megan Millarski also gave an excellentperformance with their topic: Designer Babies. Competition came from three teams representing schools from Rochester and one from Dover, with one of the Rochester teams being declared the winnerswith the somewhat controversial topic: International rescue - Should the U.N. apply economic sanctions to Israel for their recent attacks on Gaza?
The judges paid tribute to all the teams for their tremendous presentations and how where they hadused humour "theyall got it right". Rotary District Governor Elect Euan Eddie presented book tokens to the winners and certificates to all the participants, and thanked everyone involved with the District Round.
Claverham Go Marching OnFollowing on from their success at the district round of Youth Speaks, the schools public speaking competition organised by Rotary, the Intermediate team from Claverhamwent on to the Regional round held in Reading. Having first won the local round, arranged by the Rotary Clubs of Bexhill and Battleheld at Bexhill High School in February, they went on to winat area level in Maidstone two weeks later. Theodore Gregory, Iola Hughes and Lukjan Kaliniecki gave another brilliant presentation of their subject: Chocolate - Vice or Virtue to win through to the National Final to be held in Cheddar on Saturday the 18th April. Congratulations go to the team from both clubs, and we all wish them well for the National Final.
Local Youth Organisations Receive Donations
2 Local Youth organisations each received £400 from the Clubdetails
Youth Speaks - local finals
Annual Public Speaking Competition at Battle Abbey School, start 6.30 pmdetails
Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
Youth Speaks Competition between teams representing local schools and De Lage Waard from Holland. Venue - Bexhill High School.details
Youth Speaks - Regional Finals
Public Speaking Competition - Regional Finals, at Guildford. Provisional times - to be confirmeddetails
Five A Side Football Primary School Tourament
Held at the BexhilL College indoor sports halldetails
St Richard's Make Second Round of Youth Speaks
They now go on to the regional final Saturday 13th March.details
Mock Interviews - St Richard's CC
29th May 2012 Mock interviews take place at St Richard's. Another successful annual event.details
Mock Interview Sessions at St Richards' CC
Annual visit to St Richards' CC to assist with their Mock Interview Practice Sessiosdetails
Youth Speaks - District Finals
Public Speaking Competition - District Finals at New Line Learning Academy, Boughton Lane, Loose, Maidstone, ME15 9QL. Claverham Community College contesting both the Intermediate and Senior competitions.details
Youth Speaks -= RIBI National Final
Public Speaking Final - at Brentwood. Provisional Times - to be confirmeddetails