On the evening of Monday 4th March, three of our students (accompanied by Director of Literacy, Miss Gardner) competed in the Rotary Club’s annual District Youth Speaks Final at Hatherton Hotel in Penkridge. The students had already been successful in the original rounds of the competition, winning the title of ‘SASCAL Youth Speaks Winners’ for Stoke on Trent, alongside St. Peter’s Academy back in January. Ashley took on the role of Main Speaker, Jade took on the role of Chair Person and Joshua took on the role of Vote of Thanks. The students delivered a flawless and comedic presentation entitled: ‘Ohhh I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ in which they expressed their ideas about the power of dance in today’s society.
Our students did superbly well in the District Finals, coming second in the competition and being named the official runners up (St. Peter’s Academy pipped us to the post and were named the overall winners). Our students were awarded silver trophies and certificates in recognition of their tremendous achievement. We are extremely proud of them and we look forward to partaking in next year’s SASCAL Youth Speaks Competition which will run again in October 2019.’