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Public Speaking

Inter-House Public Speaking Competition

A packed Cedars Hall was thoroughly entertained by a range of stimulating presentations at our annual Inter-House Public Speaking Competition on Friday evening. 

As a fitting climax to the celebration of St Andrew’s Day, 250 pupils were treated to a series of topics ranging from ‘Does Money bring Happiness?’ to ‘Parents should be kept off social media!’. Other subjects included the relevance of feminism today, the place of military intervention, the benefits of a Gap year, dystopian fiction and the consequences of a world that is getting smaller due to electronic communication.

The winners were as follows:

Best Chairperson: Oscar Howe, Lower Sixth, Cedars House
Best Questioner: Laura Jenkins, Lower Sixth, Haversham House
Best Speaker: Alexei James-Cudworth, Year 10, De Salis House
Best overall House: Haversham House
(Speaker: Rose Ormond, Chairperson: Roison Clarke, Questioner: Laura Jenkins, all Lower Sixth)