Weydon Students Win Youth Speaking Competition

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Weydon Students Win Youth Speaking Competition

Weydon School students returned triumphant from the Junior and Intermediate Youth Speaks competition last week in which Archie McKinlay in Year 7 and Sam Rawlings in Year 10 won the Best Speaker Award for their respective age groups.

The Youth Speaks Competition run by the Rotary Club provides an excellent platform for young people to develop and perform their public speaking. The presentations were all high calibre and showcased the tremendous talents of local young people.

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The  Junior team consisted of Archie McKinlay in Year 7, the Speaker, Oliver Burland in Year 8, the Chair Person and Jack Douglas also in Year 8 who gave the Vote of Thanks.

The two intermediate teams were from Year 10 : James Cracknell – Chair;  Jasper Burville- Vote of Thanks and Samantha Rawlings- Speaker. The other team consisted of  Phillip Kucharski – Chair, Izzy Hall – Speaker and  Stazi Towers giving the Vote of Thanks.

Samantha gave a passionate, emotive and articulate speech on Gun Control and Archie entertained the entire audience with his presenation of how learning in schools is directed at girls.

Mrs Paula Knowles commented: “Both our Junior and Intermediate teams performed admirably and were incredibly articulate. Their practice and dedication paid off with two of our speakers achieving the Best Speaker prize. We are very proud of all the students who took part.”

For further information, please contact Mrs J Rodger, Weydon School. Tel: 01252 725052, or email at:

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