Two teams from St Georges Academy in Sleaford have taken part in the semi-finals of the national Rotary-sponsored Youth Speaks Competition in February 2019. The event was held in Bourne and one team progressed to the regional finals at Uppingham College in March.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Sleaford Kesteven, the first round was held in December at St Georges Academy in Sleaford and eight teams took part from local secondary schools with the competition being extremely tough. The young people – in the under-14 age group – chose their own topics and each team has three members, a Chairperson, a Speaker and a Vote of Thanks. The two successful teams spoke on topics as diverse as “Our Democratic System is Failing Us” and “Teen Stereotyping is Wrong”, tough subjects for young people under 14 years!
The team members from St Georges Sleaford Campus were:
“Our Democratic System is Failing Us”
Isabelle Fogarty – Chairperson
Emmet Bradley – Speaker
Ellis Jackson – Vote of Thanks
And from the St George’s Ruskington Campus were:
“Teen Stereotyping is Wrong”
Olivia Rice – Chairperson
Hannah Hick – Speaker
Emily Thomas – Vote of thanks