Bryntirion takes Rotary ‘Youth Speaks’ shield | News | The Bridgend …

Friday, 25 November 2016

By GEM Community Correspondent

in Local People

The Rotary ‘Youth Speaks’ competition in public speaking was held at Brynteg Comprehensive School, on November 16.

Local teams from Bryntirion Comprehensive School and Brynteg Comprehensive School were represented by extremely competent students to battle it out for the Rotary Youth Speaks Shield for 2016.

The speakers chose interesting topics of discussion including ‘The arts subjects should have a more prominent place in the school curriculum’, ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ and ‘As a result of media pressure young girls up to the age of 16 are growing up too fast’.

The attention of the audience was held throughout the evening, as the standard of competition was high. The whole evening was enjoyed by parents, pupils, teachers and Rotarians.

The adjudicators were faced with a difficult task of choosing the winning teams.

All competitors were praised for their performances but the winner of the senior competition was Bryntirion Compre-hensive School.

The chairperson was Caitlyn Jones, the speaker was Olivia Davies and the vote of thanks was given by Mali Conway-Jones.

The winner of the intermediate competition was Brynteg Comprehensive School. Their chairperson was Lewis Hall, the speaker was Megan Cawley and the vote of thanks was offered by Archie Faulkner-Leway.

All the competitors were presented with certificates and the shield to the winners by the president of the Rotary Club of Bridgend, Dr Bob Broughton.

The Rotary Club of Bridgend would like to thank Brynteg Comprehensive School for hosting the competition again this year. Thanks also go to all of the pupils that took part, for their efforts in preparing their chosen topics and their skill in delivering them in front of an audience on the evening.

Praise must also be given to the teachers who guided their pupils to reach their potential in public speaking. Thanks also to the parents who were present to support their children on the evening.

It was a delightful event for everyone concerned. The Rotary Club of Bridgend wishes the teams every success in the next phase of the competition, which will be held at Cowbridge Comprehensive School on February 22.

GH

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