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Youth Speaks

Did you know the top fear in a survey carried out recently is public speaking? (Death is number two on the list!) Despite this, a group of Year 9 courageous students have trained in public speaking, in order to enter the Youth Speaks competition. In February, Year 9 students Tiya Sherliker, Amelia Hobin and Talyssa Rowe won through to the regional final of the Youth Speaks competition, which is run by Rotary Club UK.

On Saturday, February 2nd, we set off for Windermere School, which meant we left Bamber Bridge at 7 a.m. No lie-ins for us! We arrived at the school and very beautiful it looked, too, surrounded by the snow capped hills of the Lake District. After a climb up from the car park to the school hall, we had the last practice and then performed in front of a large audience.

The judges gave us 100% positive feedback, so it was a bit of a disappointment when we didn’t get through to the north of England final, but we gained a huge amount of praise from all present and are also now more experienced speakers. What a great achievement for the students’ CVs.
A special thank you to Richard Lea of Rotary Leyland for training the speakers.