Public Speaking Competition Winners
Four of our high achieving Year 7 and Year 8 students, Ravjoyt Sandhu, Layla Sutcliffe, Umar Asif and Sam Freudemann were asked to participate in a public speaking competition at Huddersfield University, against five other local schools, including Batley Girls Grammar School and North Huddersfield Trust School.Students were allocated world-issue topics and asked to produce a five-minute presentation, in response to their given topic. The Moor End team were asked to argue for or against the statement: ‘Plastic is a current blight on the environment’.
Our students worked tirelessly over the course of two weeks to produce a thought-provoking speech on the ramifications of one-use plastic, and accompanying posters and PowerPoint.
They also readied themselves for the question and answer portion of the presentation,
whereby all attending staff and students had five minutes to quiz the presenting group;
MEA were grilled with some incredibly challenging questions, but were unfazed by
this, answering confidently and knowledgably.
Their hard work, and team effort resulted in MEA being crowned the winners by a panel
made up of Sophie Craven, the University’s college and schools liaison officer, and teachers from each participating school; our four Moor Enders left with a shiny silver trophy in hand, and very proud smiles all round.
Please join us in congratulating them on their fantastic and well-deserved achievement.