14 November 2022

Three Priory Year 10 pupils will take to the stage as part of an annual Rotary Club Speaking Competition. 

Grace D is the chairperson, Olivia B is the key note speaker and Aisha B will give the vote of thanks, with Lucy B and India P as back-up for the team.  The group have chosen to speak on the topic of ‘Race Discrimination.’

The Rotary Youth Speaks Competition is a well-established competition organised and promoted by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland. After the hiatus since Covid halted it in 2019 and the district heats will take place at Balshaw’s High School next Tuesday, 15 November. 

This competition offers the pupils the chance to speak on a public platform and the opportunity of learning and practising high standards of expression and presentation. 

Head of English Mrs Gidden has been working with Assistant Head of English Mrs Robinson-Ali to get the team ready for the competition. 

“They chose the topic themselves and have been doing such a lot of research from black people being used in medical tests to George Floyd and the current day," said Mrs Gidden.

“They have come up with such a well-written piece and I am proud of how hard they have worked.” 

Grace said: “I enjoyed doing the research, looking through articles although some were really horrible to read about.” 

Olivia said: “We want to draw attention to Race Discrimination and this is one way of doing it. There is a lot people do not see and we want to highlight this in our speech. It’s such an important topic.” 

A very proud Mrs Robinson-Ali, added, "They've been working extremely hard and no matter the outcome, we are proud of them for using their voices."

Good luck!

Tags: English Year 10 Personal Development