Solihull schools go head to head in first round of Youth Speaks - The Solihull Observer

Solihull schools go head to head in first round of Youth Speaks

Solihull Editorial 5th Dec, 2023   0

SOLIHULL schools went head to head in the first round of the Annual Rotary Debating Competition.

More than 100 pupils came together with hosts The Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege for the intermediate and senior levels of the competition, which is known as Youth Speaks.

The winners of the intermediate level were from Alderbrook School who debated whether Pineapple should go on Pizza.

The chair was Cameron Worrall, Leeya Jethwa spoke for the motion and Megan Bavin spoke against.

The winners of the senior level were from King Edward VI Handsworth Girls.

They debated the motion that This House believes that colour blind casting has effectively improved racial representation in TV and films.

The chair was Sophia Okoosi-Dunn, Lilia Torrens-Pal proposed the motion and Amal Khan opposed.

Judging was from members of Heart of England Toastmasters. Steve Day, Marie Husbands and Abbey Brinklow.

Before the announcement of the winners the chair of the judges gave a speech complimenting all competitors on their skills but emphasising the need to make the most of the floor and to engage with the audience and to project ones voice and to avoid just reading from a script.

The prizes sponsored by the Rotary Club of Solihull St Alphege were awarded by President Brian Bates

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