Halton Public Speaking Competition

Ormiston Bolingbroke’s Huge Success at Halton Public Speaking Competition

On Tuesday 4th February 2014, Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy hosted the Halton Schools’ Public Speaking Competition 2014.

The contest was first held in 2006 and it was so successful that it has now become an annual event. Students from seven Halton schools took part in the competition and were judged by the North Cheshire Speakers Club (N.C.S.C.). The N.C.S.C. is a member of the Association of Speakers Clubs, a nation-wide organisation whose objective is to help and support anyone who wants to be able to speak in public, no matter what the situation. The evening, which was attended by The Mayor of Halton, was extremely successful and it was great to see young pupils from across the borough speak with such conviction.

Chloe Owen, a Year 8 pupil from Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy, was runner up in the Key Stage 3 category; her speech, entitled ‘Greatest Fear’ was inspirational and Chloe’s delivery was assured and confident.

The winner of the Key Stage 4 was Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy student, Sarah Taylor. Sarah, from Year 9, spoke about ‘Goals’ and the amount of time and effort she had put into the speech shone through.

Miss O’Keefe, Second in English who co-ordinated the event said “All the students were amazing. Chloe was brilliant and Sarah was outstanding. Her informative, persuasive, extremely entertaining speech was truly inspirational. Well done to both OBA participants who were outstanding representatives of our academy.”