On Thursday, 6th February, the academy hosted the North Regional Make Yourself Heard heats which involved five schools across the north to compete in a speaking competition. There were two competitions – one for KS3 and one for KS4. Both competitions were close and all students spoke about extremely important subjects that they were passionate about. Our two entries, Josh and Thomas worked on their speeches for the past few months. Both students put in amazing effort and spoke eloquently about their chosen topics. We were also lucky enough as an academy to have our KS3 student win. A big congratulations to Joshua in Year 9 for his enthusiastic speech on his passion for music.