Pupils show off gift of the gab in Warwick Rotary's Youth Speaks competition - The Leamington Observer
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9th Aug, 2022

Pupils show off gift of the gab in Warwick Rotary's Youth Speaks competition

PUPILS finally got a chance to show off their gift of the gab.

Warwick Rotary Club held the Youth Speaks competition for pupil aged 11 to 13 which had previously been postponed due to Covid.

The competition gives local youngsters the chance to demonstrate their public speaking skills. The senior competition was held in February and was won by Princethorpe College.

Warwick School hosted the intermediate round where two teams competed – one from Warwick School and another from King’s High School.

Each team of three members had 15 minutes to present the case for a topic of their choosing. Kings High went first with “this house believes developed countries are morally obliged to fight climate change” followed by Warwick School arguing that “animals should not be allowed to become extinct”.

The annual event gives young people a chance to voice their opinions on topics they feel strongly about and demands research, knowledge and the confidence to present arguments clearly and concisely.

Warwick School were named winners, with head judge Rotarian Jon Wassall congratulating them both for the quality of the presentations.

Both winners and runner-ups received book tokens from Warwick Books.

 

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