Over the course of the last month, our year 11 students have been taking part in a school-based Public Speaking competition. They spoke on a wide range of topics, making interesting and well-argued points throughout their speeches. Our two winners, Amelia Hopkinson and Dana-Leigh Togara, were put forward to speak in a Yorkshire-wide competition organised by the Catenian society. Speaking on the topics of, ‘Plastics are the scourge of modern day society’ and ‘Immigration has been good for our economy’ respectively, the girls were a credit to our school and received glowing praise from the judges. Amelia Hopkinson finished second overall in the competition – a real achievement in a strong field of 18 students, many of whom were from sixth form schools and colleges. Congratulations to both our two finalists and all of those in year 11 who took part.