Stu­dent Ben talks lan­guage of suc­cess

Macclesfield Express - - SCHOOLS NEWS -

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.

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