Public Speaking is alive and well in Tavistock

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By VAllen2012 | Tuesday, February 05, 2013, 10:00

On Wednesday 30th January Tavistock College hosted the first round of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition against Kelly College.

All teams had prepared thoroughly and researched interesting and at times humorous topics. Every entrant is to be congratulated for their dedication to this competition which demands skill, commitment and the courage to speak before a large audience for six minutes! Tavistock teams had all learnt their speeches, so did not even need to refer to cue cards. They were exceptional.

Results for the Senior Competition

  • 1st Tavistock College "Genetic medicine."

    Chairperson: Flo Rodgers, Speaker: Joe Way and Proposer of Vote of thanks: Jed Coiley

  • 2nd " Is technology ruining our language?" Chairperson: Lily Hillson, Speaker: Emily Thurston-Baker and Vote of Thanks: Jasmine Rice

    Both these teams progress to the next round, the District Semi Finals, at Callington on 13th February

Results for the Intermediate Competition

  • 1st Tavistock College "From cows, to cheques to credit cards."

    Chairperson: Elysia 08G, Speaker: Molly Bolding and Vote of Thanks: Emma Sampson

    This team also progresses to next round.

Congratulations must also go to Joe Jordan, Hardy Hopkinson and Jack Morewood who were only narrowly defeated, on their first time of entering the competition. Their excellent speech was "Is there anything left for us?"… an analysis of the consumption of resources. We hope the boys will still be involved in Youth Speaks this year by coming to the next round and will enter again next year.

Junior Youth Speaks

On Thursday 24th January the College hosted the Junior Youth Speaks event when we welcomed 15 teams from local Primary schools. Last year three teams entered the Junior competition, so this was a welcome vast increase in entrants and interest. The event was a huge success with some outstandingly skilled speakers.

  • 1st Gulworthy Primary School

  • 2nd Kelly Preparatory School

  • 3rd Lifton Primary School

Well Done to all…public speaking continues to grow in popularity!



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