The finals of the 2014 ‘Youth Speaks’ competition was held at the Thurrock Council Chambers last Thursday. Teams from the Grays Convent and the William Edwards schools went head to head to decide who would represent Thurrock at the Rotary District finals which will be held in Chelmsford early next year. The competition requires a team of three to give a presentation on a topic of their choice. First the chairperson of the team had two minutes to give an introduction to the team and topic, then the second member of the team had 6 minutes to present the main facts on the topic and this was followed by the third member who rounded off the presentation. The topics included The living wage, Scotland’s Independence, Beauty V Intelligence and the True meaning of Christmas. The competition is divided into two age ranges the intermediate 11- 13 year olds and seniors 14 to 17 year olds.
This year the winners of both sections, intermediate and seniors came from the William Edwards School although the judges did state the marking was extremely close.
|The winners of the intermediate section were Charlie Blackmore, Sveva Bartolini and Thomas Banks||The winners of the senior section were: Jess England, Rachel Walsh and Nathan Davis|
At the end of the evening Iain Ramsey , Rotary President commented on the very high standards and thought provoking topics. He also thanked the staff from the schools who had supported this event which included Grace Coles (William Edwards) , Ruth Nyland and ( Grays Convent) and Mrs P Johnson the head teacher who made a surprise visit.
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