Sandwiches, pets and the origin of a name discussed at inter-house Public Speaking Competition

Pupils in the Upper Years at St George's Junior School, Weybridge were highly entertained on Tuesday 28 February by twelve Year 6 pupils who delivered excellent speeches at the annual inter-house Public Speaking Competition. 

Over the course of the term, all pupils in Year 6 have written and presented four minute speeches on a range of fascinating topics, including what the best type of sandwich is, the origins of a name and the love of a pet dog. Following two rounds of the competition, the final three pupils from each house were chosen to represent their houses at the inter-house competition. Junior School Headmaster, Mr Hudson, was joined by Mr Waight, Head of English at the College, to judge the competition. 

In his summing up, Mr Waight gave all the children individual feedback and explained how impressed he had been with their confident deliveries and thought provoking speeches. With only four points between each house, the competition was extremely close. 

After much deliberation between the two judges and in a very tight contest, Eagles House came first with 104 points and Hawks were second on 103 points. Congratulations to all twelve pupils who stood up and delivered their speeches with such gusto and confidence. Each and everyone of them should feel extremely proud of their achievements. We wish two of the boys, who will be representing the school at the external Catenian Competition next Wednesday, the best of luck.

2 March 2017

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