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BVC hosts ESU/Churchill public speaking event

Teams from Oakham, Leicester and Cambridge converged on Bassingbourn Village College to compete in the district finals of the ESU/Churchill public speaking competition.

Students spoke on such diverse subjects as ‘Have our leaders lost touch with the people?’, ‘Should we take extra terrestrial beings more seriously?’, ‘Terminally ill children – who should make life-ending decisions?’ and ‘Keep calm and carry on. Have we lost the ability to do this?’

Although the BVC team didn’t win through to the next round, team member Ed Evans was judged to be best speaker in the Questioner role. The team comprised Iain Lynn (Speaker), Bea Cornwell (Chairman) and Ed Evans (Questioner) – photographed here with English teacher Rebecca Boxall and Vice Principal Vickey Poulter.

The event was attended by members of the BVC Debating Club and year 9 students who have recently taken part in their own BVC debating competition.

The winning team of girls from English Martyrs School in Leicester now go forward to the semi finals which will be held in Magdalene College, Cambridge, next month.


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