At the end of January, five Year 10 students competed in the final of the Jack Petchey "Speak Out" competition. Beth R, Anya H, Ajax L-S, Floss G and Anesu C one by one delivered engaging, entertaining and impassioned speeches in front of the whole of Year 9 and judges, including Ms Tongue. Undaunted by the challenge, they spoke with clarity, engaging the audience with rhetorical devices and anecdotes from their personal experiences: highly impressive!
After a difficult decision-making process, as all speakers were brilliant, we're delighted that Anesu and Ajax will go forward to represent Waldegrave at the regional final in March.
“When I was preparing my speech, I felt very nervous and shaky, but once I had done my speech I was proud of the fact that I had spoken about something so important and personal. If the Year 9s are to take anything from my speech I hope it's that there is a lot to learn about epilepsy and that it should be more known to the public.” ~ Anya H “It was definitely a different experience to what I’m used to and I felt nervous on the day. After performing the speech it felt much better. My speech was about guilty pleasures and I hope the Year 9s took away that it’s ok to eat what you want and that no one has the right to judge you for your eating choices.” ~ Anesu C
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