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Truro School Prep Qualify for the Youth Speaks Area Finals

Youth Speaks 2019

Truro Prep public speaking team qualify for the area finals!

Congratulations to our Youth Speaks team: Sophie (Chairman), Elsie (Speaker) and Henry (Vote of thanks) who spoke with such passion and confidence on their chosen topic of ‘Let’s team up to tackle food poverty.’

As the 2018 Truro area winners, we had the honour of hosting this year’s event in our new assembly hall. As ever, the standard of the competition was very high. Topics were diverse, ranging from the serious – ‘Do children that exercise before school get better grades?’, ‘Plastic pollution, people power’ and ‘The effects of palm oil and deforestation in the rain forests’ – to the more whimsical, such as ‘The tiger who came to tea’ and ‘Why do we have to grow up?’

Feedback from the judges is always entertaining, as the main adjudicator briefly comments on the strengths of each team:

·        Sophie (Chairman) was praised for using both of her hands to make gestures, being courteous, genuine and showing humour.

·        Elsie (Speaker) was highlighted for making her topic seem more real because of her experience of working for the Truro foodbank. She also handled the all-important question from the audience beautifully.

·        Henry (Vote of thanks) was praised for his strong voice and the interest he created by emphasising key words.

Good luck to our Youth Speaks team in the next round of the competition, which will take place at Penwith College, Penzance on Tuesday 5th February 2019.

Many thanks to the many members of Rotary Club of Truro Boscawen, for willingly giving their time and skills to support this event.

Sally Luxton

Thursday 24th January