Cirencester Kingshill students have a way with words
TOP orators from Cirencester Kingshill School took centre stage when they competed in the annual Kingshill public speaking final.
Around 500 competitors from years 8, 9 and 10 entered this year’s competition with just 18 making the final.
Speeches covered a whole range of subjects from sibling rivalry to trawler fishing and finalists performed in front of a year 7 audience.
Judges included members of the Cirencester Rotary Club.
Year 8 winner was Shannon Lavis with her speech ‘2012 – The end of the world?’ with Emma Gillman the runner-up.
Year 9 winner was Niamh Gardner who spoke on ‘vaccinations’ with Freya Mizon taking the runner-up slot.
And the Year 10 winner was Ezra Webb speaking about ‘modern day slavery’ with Peter Blunden was runner-up.
Andrew Coates, head of English said: “Every year, we are amazed at the confidence and flair that the pupils demonstrate and this year was no exception. A sincere thanks and congratulations to all those you took part. Each and every one of the pupils should be incredibly proud of themselves.”