Powerful Performance at Public Speaking

Mar 22, 2024

The Cokethorpe Public Speaking Team put in a performance to be proud of at the English Speaking Union’s regional final. The team, comprising Evie (Fourth Form, Swift), Eylül (Third Form, Swift), and Sofia (Third Form, Feilden), competed against six highly talented teams.

After dedicating many lunchtimes to perfecting their roles, the team was excited to have an opportunity to demonstrate their hard work. Our speaker, Evie, had been given the difficult task of preparing a new speech. She elected to explore ‘Are anxiety disorders caused by nature or nurture?’ and confidently delivered a well-researched and personalised speech with purpose and clarity. Our chair, Eylül, and questioner, Sofia, gave an impressive demonstration of their skills, thoughtfully introducing, summarising, and questioning their speech on whether schools harm pupils’ creativity.

Although they did not progress to the Grand Final, all the pupils involved should be proud of the responsibility, courage, and ambition they have demonstrated throughout their time in the competition.

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