Youth Speaks 2014

The Rotary Club of Cranleigh held a very successful public speaking competition at Cranleigh School on 22 January. Seven teams competed from Glebelands School, Duke of Kent School and Cranleigh School. There were four entries in the Intermediate competition and three in the Youth Speaks Jan 2014 GlebelandsSenior competition.

This year’s adjudicators were Celia Stanton, a former deputy head teacher at Farlington School, Andrew Clark, head teacher at Park Mead Primary School and Rev'd Roy Waters, Deacon at Jesus Christ Redeemer of Mankind Catholic Church.

“The subjects were most interesting and varied,“ said Michael Hart, organiser of the local round of the competition. “The judges were impressed with the standard of the presentations and had a very difficult time in deciding the winners.”

The Intermediate winners were from Glebelands School, speaking on the subject of “The Tangled Web“. The team comprised chairperson Hannah Ede, speaker Jade Lindo, and Hannah Gibbings as the proposer of vote of thanks.

The winning Senior Team, from Cranleigh School, spoke on the subject of “Designer Babies - Is This The Beginning Of The End?" Charlotte Tristem was the chairperson, the speaker was Genie Baretto, and the proposer of vote of thanks was Ellie McAleese-Park.
Youth Speaks Jan 2014 Cranleigh School
Youth Speaks is a national competition run by Rotary every year, with local, district and regional rounds culminating with a national final, which will be held  this year in Maidstone on 10 May.

The Rotary Club of Cranleigh thanks Cranleigh School for hosting the event and for their hospitality on the evening.

Photo captions:

Top: The winning Intermediate Team from Glebelands School with David Gill, President of the Rotary Club of Cranleigh.

Below: Two of the winning Senior Team from Cranleigh School with David Gill.