Power of speech has prize for pupils
SCHOOL children impressed judges with their eloquence and poise at a town-wide speaking competition.
The Primary Youth Speaks event was organised by the Rotary club of Macclesfield Castle and hosted by Ashgrove School.
Seven junior schools battled it out for the trophy, but it was students at Marlborough Primary School in Tytherington that took the gold.
The hard fought competition included schools from Bollington St John’s, Pott Shrigley, Ash Grove, Hurdsfield, Hollinhey and Peover.
All the pupils used their excellent language and presentation skills to tackle subjects such as ‘Is the internet a friend or enemy to children?, The Massai Tribe and ‘Big Cats and Hidden Talents’.
But it was a Marlborough Primary School’s presentation on the ‘secret benefits of playing video games’ which impressed judges in the end.
David Hope, tutor at Marlborough school, said: “I am incredibly proud of the performance.
“The children wrote all their own material, worked hard on their performance during each practice session and saved their finest performance for the event itself.
“I was so excited to see how confident and polished the children’s speech was, especially on stage under the bright lights and in front on a large crowd.
“My team were thrilled and cannot wait for the next round, which is for the Rotary North West Shield.”
Macclesfield Castle club members also support Macclesfield schools by running competitions and hosting mock interviews. Their next challenge is the Rotary swimathon, which takes place on March 13, to help small groups raise funds for their charity.
To register a team call Alec Johnston on 01625 420209.