Sorop­ti­mist so­cial speak­ing

Bray People - - THE NOTEBOOK -

BRAY AND district club of Sorop­ti­mists hosted their an­nual pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion re­cently.

Club Mem­bers wel­comed young women from sec­ondary schools in Bray and sur­round­ing ar­eas to speak on cur­rent af­fairs af­fect­ing peo­ple glob­ally.

The evening kicked off with a ro­bust dis­cus­sion on topics such as vol­un­teer­ing, hu­man rights and global peace keep­ing all en­ter­tained. The ad­ju­di­ca­tors on the night had a dif­fi­cult but en­joy­able task as the con­tes­tant's speeches were in­ter­est­ing and in­formed, full of emo­tive per­sonal views and opin­ions.

The win­ners from this event will go for­ward to the re­gional fi­nals, which will be held in Fe­bru­ary 2013.

Club mem­ber and MC on the night - Speech and Drama Teacher Ms. Pat Mc Hugh, said a spe­cial thanks to par­ents and teach­ers for all their sup­port. She said that the de­liv­ery and clar­ity of speak­ing at the event was to a very high stan­dard.

Club Mem­bers with young women from sec­ondary schools to speak on cur­rent af­fairs af­fect­ing peo­ple glob­ally (back, from left) Cllr. Sarah Wray and Maeve Miller Ad­judi­ica­tors, Clare Comer­ford Pres­i­dent and Evan­ge­line Leonard Ad­ju­di­ca­tor. Front: Tanna Tan from Rath­down School, Lau­ren Lynch from St. Ger­ards School and Bil­lie Dono­hue from Rath­down School.

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