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ESU/Churchill public speaking success

BVC fielded two teams in the first round of the English Speaking Union’s Churchill public speaking competition which took place in Cambridge.

The students competed against 5 other teams from schools in Cambridge – the BVC A team won a place in the next round, with medals awarded to Iain Lynn as Best Speaker and Bea Cornwell receiving the judges’ award for Outstanding Personality.

The Bassingbourn teams comprised: Team A Iain Lynn, Casey Lambert and Edward Evans. Team B Bea Cornwell, Libby Taylor and Alfie Duckett.

The competition is for Key Stage 3 & 4 students (years 9 – 11) and challenges students to engage with a wide range of cross-curricular topics, whilst helping to meet National Curriculum speaking and listening targets. It is the largest public speaking competition in the UK with over 400 teams entering each year.

A spokesman for the ESU said: “Public speaking is a vital life skill that students will use throughout their academic careers and in their everyday lives. Participants leave the competition having built confidence and experience in articulating their ideas and sharing them with others.”

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