Students make their voices heard

Students make their voices heard

Malton School students made their voices heard and won through to the regional finals of a national public speaking competition.

The three Sixth Form students, Merri Barnet, Gemma McNeill and Barney Plews, won in the senior team category in the District Final of the Rotary Youth Speaks competition.

The trio will now go through to the regional finals at The Brooksbank School in Elland, West Yorkshire this weekend.

Barney who is in Year 12 won best speaker at the district event. He said: “I really enjoy taking part in these debating events as they are great fun. I’ve been doing them since I was in Year 7.”

The district competition, held at Lady Lumley’s School in Pickering was made up of five local secondary schools. The topics debated by the schools over six minutes ranged from fracking through to education and the art of public speaking.

Malton School’s chosen topic was called ‘A Little Birdie Told Me and was about the role and influence of the social media platform Twitter.

Malton School’s PTA recently funded a set of debating texts that the students can refer to in their Debating personal development activity on Thursday afternoons.

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