Canal Inspires Young Speakers

The following has been taken from an article by Joanne Moore in the Gazette and Herald dated 11th April:

YOUNGSTERS from a village primary school took inspiration from a well known local landmark to help them with a public speaking contest.

The pupils of St Nicholas Primary School, Bromham, gave a presentation on the Kennet and Avon Canal to win the Rotary Club of Devizes annual Youth Speaks competition.

They were up against competition from Rowde Primary, St Joseph’s primary in Devizes and Nursteed Primary, Devizes. Each group had to give a five to 10 minute presentation to an audience of more than 70. Senior teachers from outside the area were judges. Organiser Jean Allen, of Devizes Rotary Club, which staged the event at Nursteed Community Primary School said: “There were teams covering a wide range of topics and “”They all excelled.”


Back from left: Alan Truscott, President, Devizes Rotary Club; Sally Wolfenden, recently retired Head of Drama at Sherborne School for Girls, Sherborne, Dorset, event organiser Jean Allen; teacher Jess Geary (St Nicolas Primary School); Joe Cook, Year 6


Posted on April 25, 2016, in Events, Youth Speaks and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: