Pupils talk their way to success

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CHATTY pupils at a school have talked their way into the regional finals of a national competition.

Nine pupils represented Catmose College, Oakham, in a public speaking competition Youth Speaks organised by the Rotary Club. They beat Uppingham School talking about topics that included audiences, binary revolution and stereotypical Britain.

The intermediate category is for pupils aged 11 to 13 and the senior category is for pupils aged 14 to 17.

Teams of three are expected to deliver a good argument in six minute time slot to gain experience in speaking on a public platform.

Principal Stuart Williams said: “The standard was very high and we are very proud of our team’s success.

“The students gave up lunch breaks and spent time after school rehearsing to reach a high standard. We wish the teams the best of luck as they now compete at district level in Leicester.”