Youth Speaks

School pupils take part in public speaking contests with an audience present

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The 2017 'Youth Speaks' competition took place on Tuesday 28th November at Bohunt Academy, Worthing. Again the standard of the contestants was generally very high.  There was a good atmosphere and the event was enjoyed by all those present.  Pictures of some of the young people taking part are displayed here.  Rotary is grateful to Bohunt School for the use of their premises and facilities and for the support of the schools taking part including Bohunt.

The 2018 competition took place on Monday 26 November at 6.30pm at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy, Lancing. Sion School (in red blazers) won the intermediate competition and Sir Robert |Woodard Academy won the seniors'.  This time we were very grateful to Sir Robert Woodard Academy for hosting this event.

Our club members are convinced that these annual public speaking competitions run by Rotary are excellent in developing a number of skills in school children including using a structure to promote a policy or belief, thinking clearly in front of an audience and of course instilling confidence in the participants.

In the contests we have run we have been very impressed by the very high standards of the young people taking part.

In 2019 the event again took place at the Sir Robert Woodard Academy with the host school, Sion, Bohunt School and Shoreham College taking part.  Once again the standards were high and the winners: Sion and Sir Robert Woodard progressed to the Rotary District final but just missed out.


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