Cas­tle Dou­glas pupils talk their way to suc­cess

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

A team from Cas­tle Dou­glas High school has won a pres­ti­gious na­tional pub­lic speak­ing con­test for the sec­ond year in a row.

Tessa Hall and Jes­sica Quigley saw off ri­vals from Kirk­caldy High and Shaw­lands Academy to come out on top in the Crown Of­fice Procu­ra­tor Fis­cal Ser­vice’s pub­lic speak­ing com­pe­ti­tion on Tues­day.

The topic for the fi­nal round at the High Court in Ed­in­burgh was “Scot­land and Be­lief to­day”.

Pre­sent­ing the tro­phy, Lord Ad­vo­cate James Wolffe QC said the school had com­pleted a “truly re­mark­able dou­ble”.

The school’s head of lan­guages, Ash­ley Rob­son, said: “Jes­sica and Tessa are ab­so­lutely thrilled to have won this com­pe­ti­tion.

“The staff and pupils of Cas­tle Dou­glas High School are ex­tremely proud of the school’s achieve­ment in win­ning this na­tional com­pe­ti­tion for the sec­ond year in a row.”

S2 pupil Tessa and Jes­sica, S3, were coached by English teacher Bren­dan Butler. They said: “We would not have won this com­pe­ti­tion without him.”

Win­ners Jes­sica Quigley and Tessa Hall with the tro­phy

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