Castle Douglas pupils talk their way to success
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