Year 5 students shine at Primary Schools’ Public Speaking Competition

Following last week’s workshop on public speaking, Howell’s School, Llandaff welcomed back local primary school children to compete in the fourth English Speaking Union Primary Schools’ Public Speaking Competition on the evening of Wednesday 2nd March. 

Three students from each school formed a team comprising a Chair, Speaker and Questioner, who presented on a topic which had been given to them during the workshop. The school was delighted to welcome Derek Morgan, Jeanne Harvey and Marjorie Page from the English Speaking Union, who had the unenviable task of judging the competition.

The winning team for the third year in a row was Kitchener Primary School, who discussed the topic of whether or not public transport should be free for all. In second place was Marlborough Primary School who were taking part for the first time with a case for completely banning animal testing. Third place went to the team from Howell’s on the topic of building more tall buildings in town centres.

Congratulations to all the children who took part, who presented brilliantly and were a real credit to their schools. Howell’s School wishes to thank the ESU for sponsoring the event and for judging the competition as well as extending thanks to the parents, staff, friends and ESU members who supported the event.