Acocks Green pupils ready to take on regional rounds - The Solihull Observer

Acocks Green pupils ready to take on regional rounds

Solihull Editorial 26th Feb, 2024   0

AN ACOCKS Green school has made it through to the regional finals of a public speaking competition for the first time in four years.

Pupils at Ninestiles, an Academy proved their skills at the English-Speaking Union’s (ESU) competition earlier this month to make it through to the next round.

The competition, which was hosted at the Hartfields Crescent school, is the largest such contest in England and Wales, with around 400 teams (each comprising a speaker, questioner and a chairperson).

The different roles allow students to practise and excel in different skill sets, and the competition’s unique format, which pairs the speaker from one school with the chair and questioner of another, encourages quick thinking and relationship building.

The English-Speaking Union believes every child should be able to make their voice heard and to help children speak more confidently.

Alex Hughes, principal at Ninestiles, an Academy said: “Everyone at Ninestiles is so proud of all the learners that took part in the public speaking competition, and it was brilliant to host this heat at the school.




“I want to say a massive congratulations to Marigold, Fearne and Zara for their impressive performances, they were all amazing.”


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