Lower Sixth Oxbridge students have a voice

Nineteen Lower Sixth students from St George's College spoke with confidence last Wednesday evening (8 February) as part of a public speaking competition. 

The girls and boys were encouraged to talk on a topic of their choice, hence the range of subjects was extremely diverse. Public speaking is a challenge for the professionals, yet the students overcame nerves and spoke with confidence and eloquence, making the adjudication a difficult task. 

College Headmistress Mrs Owens, Deputy Head Miss May and Head of Year Mr Tierney were all invited to judge the competition and, after much discussion, agreed that Gemma was the winner, engaging the audience with her talk on Henry VIII and the theory of Kells disease. Ghislaine and Demi came second and third respectively. Host and organizer Mrs Smith, Head of Sixth Form, felt that all of the students who took part were winners, so every participant was given a token in chocolate for their efforts.

Parents were delighted that their sons and daughters were given the opportunity to develop important skills frequently required in the work place. The competition was such a success that it will be opened up to all Lower Sixth students in the future and the competition will also run in the Upper Sixth. 

14 February 2017

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