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Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
« on: November 22, 2011, 06:10:23 pm »
This yearís Rotary Youth Speaks competition had the best level of entries for many years with 9 intermediate, ages 11- 13, teams from the 4 local schools, Chancellorís, Dame Alice Owen's, Mount Grace and Queenswood. Unfortunately the team from Queenswood had to withdraw due to an illness in the team.

The competition was closely fought with excellent presentations from all the teams on subjects of Unemployment, Recycling, Individuality, The impact of the media on young people, Youth Identity - how are we perceived, Are men stronger than women, Monarchy or Republic and Olympics - putting the Great back into Great Britain.

The winning team, albeit by a very narrow margin, was from Chancellorís school who gave a very thought provoking and amusing presentation on 'Are Men Stronger than Women'

Two teams from Chancellorís School and one team from Dame Alice Owen's school will go forward to the District semi-finals to be held in early February 2012.

There was one team from Dame Alice Owen's school who competed in the senior level, ages 14 to 17, competition who gave an excellent presentation on a very topical and controversial subject 'Gypsies, what are their Rights'. They will also go forward to the District semi-finals in February 2012.
 

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Re: Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2011, 09:28:36 pm »

The winning team, albeit by a very narrow margin, was from Chancellorís school who gave a very thought provoking and amusing presentation on 'Are Men Stronger than Women'


Love to know the answer!  >:D That should keep us moderators busy watching the replies!!

Well done Rotary as always for an excellent competition.
 

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Re: Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2011, 09:35:48 pm »
Apologies if I missed a posting, but it would have been interesting to know about this in advance.  Local business owners could have spoken to local youths on such topics as work experience opportunities, career advice, or the differences between 'debating format' presentation skills and presenting in the workplace skills; also prizes could have been donated by local businesses for the participants.

This may well be covered already by schools, so is just a thought for next time / year perhaps?  If it was private affair, then feel free to ignore!

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Re: Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2011, 12:04:39 am »
It's certainly not a private affair. I know Rotary International has been organising this competition for years, involving thousands of young people, but local clubs make local arrangements. It is up to clubs and districts to decide their arrangements for their club and district competitions, so they may have such arrangements already. I'm sure their local District which includes the Brookmans Park club would welcome any suggestions to make their local competitions more inclusive and inspiring in years to come.

http://www.ribi.org/youth/competitions/ribi-youth-speaks.

Perhaps Marty.C when he sees these posts will respond or IM him direct.
 

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Re: Rotary Youth Speaks Competition
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 07:31:06 am »
Brookmans Park and Potters Bar Rotary clubs held the annual youth speaks competition at Dame Alice Owen's school recently.  The competition gives students the opportunity to develop their public speaking and presentation skills.  There are two age groups for the competition and on the evening there were 5 teams in the 11-13 age group and 3 teams in the 14-17 age group.  Each team being made up of 3 students. The teams were from Chancellors, Dame Alice Owen's and Mount Grace schools.

The winners, 11-13 age group, were Mimi Zhao, Oisin McGoldrick and Ben Jacobs from Dame Alice Owen's arguing for 'Restrictions On Free Speech' and 14-17 age group, were Jacob Davies, Robert Tomlinson and Annabelle Toon also from Dame Alice Owen's arguing very convincingly that 'Males Should Be Allowed To Wear Make-Up'.

Early in the new year Rotary will again be organising a 'Young Writer' competition, so if there are any budding journalists or authors out there please contact Brookmans Park Rotary Club at www.brookmansparkrotary.org.uk
 

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