This morning our two Youth Speaks teams presented their speeches to their whole year group during assembly – no pressure there!

Shevington Advocates were first up – Abigail Lythgoe (Chairperson), Kristen Cunliffe (Speaker) and April Graydon (Vote of Thanks). They were followed by Shevington Squad – Eleanor Gaskell (Chairperson), Jasmine Roberts (Speaker) and Ellie Simm (Vote of Thanks). Year 7 were spellbound during the speeches, listening intently to the passionately argued points made by each team.

The teams have been working closely with English teachers Mr Lunt and Miss Lloyd for many weeks, giving up their lunchtimes and working at home to complete and practise their speeches.

Head of Year 7 Mrs Harwood, Assistant Headteacher Mrs Douglas and Head of English Mrs Johnson commented on the high standard of the speeches and speakers, saying that ‘The performances were good enough for GCSE standard’ and both teams were ‘outstanding’.

We wish both teams the best of luck in tomorrow’s competition at St John Rigby!

*Photo by Louis Telford*