Three talented students win speaking competition


A TEAM of three talented students from Culcheth High School won the district heat of the Youth Speaks competition and will now compete in the District Final on March 11.

Organised by the Rotary Club, the competition shows that in an age when communication is increasingly carried out online, the younger generation is still producing inspiring speakers
The Culcheth team consisted of Year 10 students Hazel Pouncey (chairperson), Darcey Gripton (main speaker) and Isabelle Corns (vote of thanks).
They chose to explore whether we are becoming an anti-social society and aimed to inspire others to take part in more extra-curricular activities to promote connection, communication and improved mental health. They shared their own experiences to support their argument.
A Culcheth High School spokesperson said: “The students were articulate and mature and they had spent hours preparing and rehearsing their speeches in their own time.
“The event is always a fantastic experience and an opportunity to build confidence and develop valuable public speaking skills. Not only do the students enjoy the evening, it’s also a real treat for the adults involved to sit back and learn something new from young people in the local area.
“The competition was particularly tough this year but Culcheth’s team were deserving winners.”


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