Moreton Hall Win District Final in Rotary “Youth Speaks” Competition

14 Mar 2019

Moreton Hall was awarded first place in the Intermediate Heat of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition, held at Glyndŵr University. Their topic: Sexism Not Solved Just Changed.

The team consisted of Grace, Lottie and Eloise, all of whom contributed to the success.

Acting as chairwoman, Grace commented: “My role required me to introduce the topic of the talk. As a chairwoman you have to be spontaneous and respond to the judge’s comments and the audience’s questions.”

She went on to say, “ It was a tough competition: the judges were firm but constructive in their criticism. We are working on their advice for the next round.”

As keynote speaker, Eloise commented: “I gave a talk called Sexism Has Not Been Solved just Changed. I talked about LGBTQ rights and women’s rights tracking the development here in the UK from the Suffragettes to the ubiquitous MeToo Movement.

Giving the vote of thanks, Lottie added, “To conclude I thanked the hosts, the speakers and the audience. My role required me to improvise and to consider comments made on Eloise’s speech.”

Head of Spoken English at Moreton Hall, Merriel Halsall-Williams, enthused, “I am delighted at the girls’ success. They spoke with poise and charisma on a topical issue. They will now progress to the North West Regional Competition which is to be held on Saturday 23rd March.”