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Rotary Youth Speaks Competition

Rotary Youth Speaks competitions are held around the country. We encourage speaking and presentation skills in young people and this competition showcases superb quality speakers. Youth Speaks is a competition for young people between the ages of 11 and 18 organised by Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland.

It is just one of the ways that Rotary seeks to work with young people, supporting them at all stages to develop their self confidence as they progress through school and into their chosen careers.

The Senior Section heats are held by our club for the local schools, previous winners have been Penrice Academy and Brannel School  in 2016 the competition was won by a team from Penrice Academy who were kind enough to hosted the competition, speaking about ‘Pink Pliers, Please!’ They brought drama into their polished performance that had the audience captivated.

ST Austell Club members kindly provided the panel of judges.

Their Chair Club President Max Archenhold gave some useful public speaking tips to the contestants.

Youth Speaks organiser, Rotarian Colin Builder said:

“The students had clearly been working very hard preparing for the evening and the competition was very exciting!

“I know the judging panel commented upon the quality and all of the pupils are to be congratulated on giving such a strong performance. They were all a great credit to their school.”

2016 year winners with President Max Archenhold are Natalie, Shannon and Kayleigh of Penrice Academy, St Austell