Youth Speaks

Annual inter school debating contest

The Public Speaking Competition for the Young

This year once again Youth Speaks , the Folkestone, Hythe and Romney Marsh senior school public speaking competition will be held at Brockhill College of Performing Arts. Previous winners of the competition have been The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone School for Girls and Brockhill Performing Arts College.The competition will take place on Wednesday 5th February 2020. A light lunch for competitors and supporters will take place at 12 o’clock

This Rotary competition gives young people an experience in speaking on a public platform working as a member of a team.

  • It gives them incentive to formulate ideas on a topical subject of their own choosing. 
  • It gives them discipline in dealing with a topic in a limited time.
  • The opportunity of learning and practicing high standards of expression ,presentation and appearance.
  • The opportunity to listen to impartial feedback and assessment of performance by experienced adjudicators.
  • The competition will comprise of teams of three students in full time education in two age groups                                   
                            Intermediate                     11  to  13 years 
                            Senior                                 14  to  17 years

With the qualifying date of 31st August 2019, it should be noted that some intermediate entrants may be 14 and senior entrants 18 at the time of the competition.

The competition is run by The Rotary Club of Hythe on behalf of The Rotary Clubs of SHEPWAY Working for Youth.


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