Bridlington School Celebrates Competition Success

On Tuesday 14th February, four teams from Bridlington School travelled to Wyke College in Hull to compete in the national public speaking competition Youth Speaks. Two Year 9 teams competed in the Intermediate Class and both delivered extremely thought provoking speeches. Robyn Maull, Emily Pye and Maddie Warkup discussed the negative effects of modern toys and Grace Giblin Boughton, Phoebe Sims and Amy Gollop won through to the Regional Finals in April with their speech exploring the sometimes comical issues surrounding life as a teenager . In the Senior Class, Chloe Dowson, Jade Inman and Megan Pattinson introduced the controversial and sensitive issues of rape and mental illness in their powerful speech, and Molly Green, Emily Gall and Phoebe Wardle again won through to the Regional Finals with their topical speech about the lack of preparation for real life that the current school curriculum delivers.

English teacher Mrs Hackney said ‘ This is the second year that Bridlington School have been successfully involved with Youth Speaks and we are extremely proud of all the students that took part in this challenging competition. The experience has increased their confidence, not only in public speaking, but in what they are able to achieve with a positive attitude, hard work and supporting each other as a team. We are looking forward to competing in the Regional Finals at Elland on 9th April!’

Y9A Grace Giblin Boughton Phoebe Sims Amy Gollop
Y9B Robyn Maull Emily Pye Maddie Warkup
Y10 Molly Green Emily Gall Phoebe Wardle
Y12 Jade Inman Chloe Dowson Megan Pattinson

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