Student Ben talks language of success
STUDENTS Ben Wardle and Emily Rafferty are celebrating after representing their school in a speaking competition.
The pupils, who are both students at All Hallows Catholic College, spoke at the North West Catenian Public Speaking Competition, with Ben earning first prize and a place in the final in September.
Ben, who is in year 12, said: “I’m still shocked and humbled to have won the competition. I cannot thank Mrs Friend, my English Language and RE teacher, and All Hallows Catholic College enough.
“I’m looking forward -nervously - to representing the school in the National Final in September.”
Ben’s speech was entitled ‘A little neglect may breed mischief’ and also won him £100.
Emily’s speech - ‘Is it easier to make war than to make peace’ - was also well received by the judges.
The Catenian Association North West Public Speaking Competition is a speaking competition for Catholic schools and colleges across Greater Manchester and Cheshire.
There were 16 contestants, each presenting a 4 minute speech on a philosophical/thoughtprovoking topic.