Congratulations to KLB’s senior public speaking team of Emily John, Ben Frith and Anna Geary from Year 12. They reached the National Finals of the Rotary Youth Speaks Senior Competition in Nottingham earlier this month, having won at the District and Regional competitions. Emily, Ben and Anna achieved third place out of seven teams, behind two selective independent schools, at an event where the standard was incredibly high. This means that they were third out of 1,700 Rotary Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland which is a brilliant achievement.
All three students did the school and the local community proud. They spoke in a confident, relaxed, clear and natural way on the topic of Happiness. One parent described them as being very ‘poised’ in their delivery, despite inevitable nerves.
Miss Merrett supported the team with training and support throughout and then from the side lines, even while on maternity leave. Parents and the local Cotswold Tyndale Rotary club were in Nottingham in force to support the KLB team; they were delighted with the students’ performance and were very complimentary about how they have truly excelled in this competition.