Our fourth Schools Public Speaking Competition was held on Saturday 3 February in the Council Chamber, Civic Suite, Solihull. There were 10 contestants from 6 local schools, and the standard of presentation was very high. The aim of the competition is to encourage this vital skill in young people as part of our education initiatives in our Community.
The judges were Ken Meeson Councillor (Cabinet Member for Children’s Services Education and Skills), Bozena Benton (SI President Sutton Coldfield Club) and Ann Thomas (Past President of SI Solihull Club). and the Mayor, Councillor Stuart Davis awarded the prizes.
The Senior Winner – Tamanna Janjua (Alderbrook School) will go through to represent SI Solihull in the Midland Arden Region Speaking Competition to be held on Saturday 17th March 2018. Her topic was “Human Trafficking – Modern Day Slavery. How can we stop it?” and her 4-minute presentation was done entirely without notes. Senior Runner-up – Abigail Kaur-Bennett (Lode Heath School). Tamanna went on to come 3rd out of 11 contestants at the Midland Arden Region Public Speaking Competition held at Rugby Council Chamber on Saturday 17th March.
Intermediate Winner was Christy Tancred (St Peters RC School) and the runner-up was Emily Bunce-Burke (Light Hall School).