Pupils show their mastery of language in Leamington competition

Quincy Sproul
Quincy Sproul

Pupils showed their mastery of the English language in a speaking contest.

An audience of teachers, parents, governors and friends listened t0 13 pupils at the school take part in its annual Public Speaking Competition.

The competition started in 2006 by Pat Groome, is open to all pupils from Year 7 to 10, who can speak on a subject of their choice.

There are two competitions: Years 7 and 8 compete for the Junior Cup, donated by Nuala Scarisbrick, and Years 9 and 10 compete for the Senior Cup, donated by Canon Edward Stewart. Nuala and May Shaker from the Rotary Club were the judges.

The winner of the Junior Cup was Quincy Sproul from Year 8, who spoke about “Luck”. Quincy has never competed in this competition before and his maturity and control were impressive for such a young student.

The Senior Cup was won by Jude Radley with his speech on “The Internet: The Great Distraction”.

This was Jude’s second win in the competition.