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English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition

Last Tuesday evening Cotham hosted the first heat of the English Speaking Union Public Speaking Competition and entered two teams of students.  These were made up of Aineias Arango, Luke Velarde Banks and Charlotte Omiotek in Team 1 and Amelie Mears, Alex Ross and Fenn Elliott in Team 2.  It was a wonderful evening and the audience enjoyed speeches of an incredibly high standard from Cotham, Clifton College and QEH.  I am delighted to say that Cotham held their own against stiff competition with a range of passionate and insightful speeches, questions and summaries.  All the students were a credit to the school and spent many weeks hard at work in preparation which very much paid off. Aineias Arango was awarded 'Best Speaker' of the evening and he, Luke and Charlotte will be moving on to the second heat of the competition in January. A huge thank you to Ms Clement for all of her hard work in preparing our speakers.