Solihull Borough Schools’ Public Speaking Competition


Solihull Borough Schools’ Public Speaking Competition 2017 (our third) was held on Saturday 4 February in the Council Chamber, Civic Suite, Solihull.  There were 12 contestants from 7 local schools, and the standard of presentation was very high.

The 2017 contestants

The aim is to encourage this vital skill in young people as part of our education initiatives in our Community, and at the same time raising awareness of Soroptimism.

The judges were Ken Meeson Councillor (Cabinet Member for Children’s Services Education and Skills), Anne Brereton (Director of Managed Growth) and Stephen Goldstein DL (Deputy Lieutenant of West Midlands).

The prizes were presented by Ann Hodgson, Federation President SIGBI.

The results:

Senior Winner – Daniel Harrison (Alderbrook School) who will go through to represent SI Solihull in the Midland Arden Region Speaking Competition to be held on Saturday 25th March 2017 in the Birmingham Council Chambers.  His topic was ‘What does Brexit mean to young people?’ – he spoke for 4 minutes without notes – a very impressive, young man.

Senior Runner-up – Billie Delpino (Langley School)

Intermediate Winner – Maria McNamara (Langley School) and the Runner-up was Christy Tancred (St Peters)

Intermediate winner and Runner up

Both winners received trophies for their schools and personal vouchers.  Runners up also received vouchers and all entrants received a Certificate.

Next year’s competition will be held on Saturday 3rd February 2018.




Solihull Borough Schools’ Public Speaking Competition 2016