The Leys debating team win regional competition

A team of Sixth Form pupils from The Leys School, Cambridge were named regional winners of this year’s Youth Speaks, the Rotary Club Youth Public Speaking competition.

The Leys debating team win regional competition
The Leys debating team (Photo: The Leys School)

On Saturday 23rd April, a team of Sixth Form pupils from The Leys School, Cambridge were named regional winners of this year’s Youth Speaks, the Rotary Club Youth Public Speaking competition.

The winning team comprised of Ellie M, Sienna H and Georgia D who are currently studying for their A Levels.

The competition has been run by the Rotary Club since 1988 and provides the opportunity for teams to build their confidence and ambition.

Miss Garrett, Head of English at The Leys, said: "We are so proud of the team, who retained the same winning formula of eloquence, humour and teamwork as they have done throughout the competition.

"They saved their best performance for the final and the way they worked with one another in answering questions was a remarkable feat of collaboration.

"The other teams were by far the strongest we had faced, and I think we were all aware that getting this far in the competition was a remarkable achievement in itself.

"Nevertheless, when The Leys were announced victorious, our team and the parents supporting them were absolutely thrilled."

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