A three strong team of orators scooped one of the top awards at the prestigious regional finals of a national public speaking competition.
Year 11 girls Felicity Deeley, Tamara Fox and Sinchana Lakshmish buffed up their rhetoric and sharpened their turn of phrase for the English Speaking Union contest which attracted schools from across the North West of England.
All took different roles, one as speaker, one as chairperson and one as questioner in the contest that helps build team-working as well as public speaking skills.
Tamara Fox was declared best chairperson of the evening, an award she has picked up on two previous occasions.  Felicity also had the challenging task of starting the competition with her speech about the different roles of managers as compared to leaders.
Other topics taken by speakers included the future of driverless cars, genetic modification and the role of image in politics.  
“The standard of the regional finals was exceptionally high and the Queen’s team was up there with the best,” said Mr Wilson, who accompanied the team to the event at the Grange School.
“Sinchana’s questioning also deserves a mention as she came over as very confident and really showed excellent instinct for the topic she was considering.”

Post date: 4th April 2016